Q. I have two young paw-paw trees (Asimina triloba)

(cultivars: Pennsylvania Golden and Mango) in big (2 ft.) terracotta planters in my back yard. The trees are about 3 feet high and seem healthy. This is going to be their first winter since I planted them this spring. Would you recommend that I: a) bring them indoors for the winter,b) protect them in some way, or c) leave them outside? I live in South Philadelphia - zone 6B.


The paw paw trees are hardy and should be left outside.  If they have not been mulched, a layer of mulch would help prevent moisture loss.  However terracotta planters may crack in a very cold winter.


  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Aska Gardener

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