Asmina triloba


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Native tree whose relatives are in the tropics!
  • Deep purple flowers in May attract bees/butterflies
  • Large, cylindrical yellow-green fruit
  • Slight banana-like flavor
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers fertile, deep, loamy soil with good drainage but consistent moisture.  A heavy layer of compost or mulch at base of tree.  Avoid windy sites due to size of leaves which may cause damage.  Tolerant of part sun/shade, but will fruit much less,  Best to have 2 trees within 30 ft. of each other for best pollination.

Height: 15-30 ft
Spread: 15-30 ft
Price Level 1: $74.99~#3
Bloom Color: Purple
Zone: 5-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Native
  • Specimen
  • Edible
  • Low Maintenance


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained