Abyssinian Banana Tree at the campsite

Abyssinian Banana Tree

Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

Abyssinian Banana Tree
Abyssinian Banana Tree
Abyssinian Banana Tree
Abyssinian Banana Tree

Originating from Ethiopia, the Abyssinian banana tree is a monocarpic plant (like agave): it blooms just once before dying.

A large, perennial, cold-fearing plant, it appreciates tropical climates and verandas. It loves the Var’s gentle climate and especially that of the four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®! It perishes easily when temperatures drop below zero..

This variety of banana tree is widely-grown throughout the world for ornamental purposes.


Where to find it at the campsite
You’ll find the Abyssinian banana tree in the Jardin du Levant (nr. 22 on the botanical footpath plan).

Carte d'identité :

  • Nom latin : Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’
  • Famille : musaceae
  • Genre : Ensete
  • Espèce : ventricosum
  • Couleur(s) : Green and purple leaves, white or pink flowers
  • Sous-espèce : Maurelii
  • Feuillage : Perennial
  • Forme : Resembles a small tree
  • Hauteur : 3 to 4 m
  • Floraison : monocarpic
Abyssinian Banana Tree

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The Abyssinian banana tree is grown in Ethiopia for its edible root which can weigh up to 40 kg.