Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
PawPaw
(Asimina triloba)

Donated by Village of Keyesport, IL
Tree Map Location: # 6


PawPaw tree PawPaw leaf PawPaw bark PawPaw fruit PawPaw flower


Leaf: Alternate, simple, obovate to oblong, 5 to 11 inches long, 2 to 3 inches wide, green above and below.  
Flower: Monoecious; purplish-brown, broad bell shape, 6 petals, 1 to 1 1/2 inch across; appearing with or slightly before the leaves.  
Fruit: Very unique in that they resemble a short, fat banana, 2 1/2 to 4 inches long, at first green then tuning yellowish then brown as they ripen in the fall; very fleshy and tastes much like a banana.  
Twig: Moderately stout, red-brown; buds purplish brown, fuzzy, naked bud which is flattened and often curved, terminal bud 1/4 to 1/2 inch long.  
Bark: Smooth, brown, splotched with wart-like lenticels, often with light gray patches.  
Form:  A small tree up to 40 feet tall, 12 inches in diameter, often found in growing in small clusters.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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