Pruning Pawpaw trees (Asimina triloba)

Without pruning, pawpaws will grow to over 30' at maturity in a sunny location. With training when young and semi-annual pruning in late winter or early spring, pawpaws can be maintained at 8 to 10’ tall. If left to grow in their natural form, pawpaw trees will send up root suckers and form a patch. Single trunked standard form trees can be grown by cutting out the suckers every few years.