Asimina triloba (Pawpaw)
Where do we start with a description for this excellent native tree?! Also known as the Kentucky Banana, Indiana Banana, Tennessee Banana.....you get the point. The largest fruiting tree in North America it is found in the wild growing in colonies in creek bottoms as an understory tree. If you plant it out in the full sun though it makes an exceptional ornamental tree with its large tropical like leaves and will produce more fruit! The tree flowers in early spring and is pollinated by flies. If you are at Yew Dell and notice some pig feet hanging in our pawpaws it is because we are trying to attract more flies to help in pollination! Another cool bit of info on this one is that the leaves smell like green peppers when crushed. The trees for sale are in 3L Root Maker pots to prevent girdling roots and make a more fibrous root system.