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Musa acuminata

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Photo Locations: Wahiawa Botanical Garden - Wahiawa, HI

General Notes

Tropical. Rarely found in California.

Many of our modern eddible bananas come from this species, and is one of the earliest domestiaced plants. Humans began cultivating this species ~10,000 years ago.

Invasive if seeded variety

Has fragrant Fruit.

Native to Southern Asia.

Family: Musaceae

Tree Characteristics

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Cream or Yellow. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Persistent, Yellow Berry, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer Edible and Wildlife use it.

Bark Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 14 - 24, H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10, 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Fungal pathogens cause crown rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Musa acuminata Tree Record." 1995-2021. May 13, 2021.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/musa-acuminata >

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