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Growing Paw Paw Trees in Maine

I want to grow Paw Paw (Asimina triloba) in a Zone 5 area. According to the zone map, I am in 5b. The temperatures sometimes drop below -20, so I’m thinking microclimate with companion plants. I have a large crabapple about 25′ from the house, on the southeast side, and a large arbovitae, about 30′ away, on the east side. As the paw paw is a part sun shrub, I’m thinking that this would be enough protection from ‘snaps’ that might go colder. What do you think?

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#1 Comment By Nikki On 06/29/2011 @ 9:38 am

Yes, this should provide suitable protection.

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