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Asimina Triloba

Botanical Name:

Asimina triloba

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Rich, moist, slightly acid soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Fruit, Shrubs, Trees, Shrub, Tree, Edible, Native Plant, Poisonous

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

12-36 ft.

Flower

Monoecious purplish-brown 6 petal 1-1.5 inch flowers bloom from March to May. Foul odor as they are pollinated by flies., Borne singly when the leaves begin to unfold, up to 1 1/2 inches across.

Fruit

Edible flesh fruit becomes soft and custard-like sweet taste similar to bananas, very nutritious. Glaucous surface. Displays from August to October., Fleshy, oblong, thick, up to 6 inches long, greenish yellow, with several dark brown seeds.

Benefits
Ornamental

Understory tree, Aromatic, Fall conspicuous

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Warning

The fruit, though edible, can cause skin irritation and gastrointestinal upset in some individuals. POISONOUS PARTS: Fruit, leaves. Skin irritation when handling fruit; low toxicity when ingested. Fruit edible but some symptoms might include severe stomach and intestinal pain for some people.

Taxonomy

Order

Magnoliales

Family

Annonaceae

Genus

Asimina

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