dwarf pawpaw Annonaceae Asimina
parviflora (Michx.) Dunal symbol: ASPA18
Leaf: Alternate, simple, obovate to oblong , 4 to 7 inches long, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches wide, light green.
Flower: Species is monoecious; purplish-brown, broad bell shaped, 6 petals, less than 1 inch across; appearing with leaves or slightly before.
Fruit: Short, fat, nearly round, green to yellow green, 1 inch long, fleshy pulp.
Twig: Moderately stout, dark brown; naked bud, purplish brown, fuzzy, flattened and often curved, terminal bud 1/4 inch long.
Bark: Smooth, gray-brown, with warty lenticels.
Form: Six to 8 foot shrub, never as tall as Asimina triloba.
Looks like: pawpaw
Additional Range Information: Asimina parviflora is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See states reporting dwarf pawpaw.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range maps courtesy USGS from USDA "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., Vol. 1 (1971) 3 (1976) 4 (1977) 5 (1978)