|Asimina triloba is a large shrub or small to medium deciduous tree, 15 to 20 feet high and wide, occasionally reaching 30 to 40 feet.
Tends to form a short trunk with many spreading branches or multi-stemmed rounded shrub. The medium dark summer foliage is somewhat tropical looking, and will sometimes droop in the summer. Fall color is yellow-green, sometimes a solid yellow. Flowers are 1 to 2 inches wide, brilliant purple, interesting but not really showy, appear in late spring with or after the leaves. An edible greenish yellow berry 2 to 5 inches long is the pawpaw fruit, with a banana-like flavor, high in vitamin C, and A.
An interesting native tree good for naturalizing along streams in its area, found from New York to Florida, west to Nebraska and Texas.