• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growth to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Tropical
    Blooms:
    Summer
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:MEW-suh BAS-joo
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growth to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Special features:Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasA perfect leafy banana for creating the tropical look in marginal climates. Use as foundation planting or to fill in sideyards to create a more lush appearance. An ideal plant near swimming pools. Plant in courtyard or patio for shade and screening. Suited to large pots for portable interest, with a series of identical pots for exotic effects in city gardens and rooftops with no planting space.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Forest Grass (Hakonechola); Trumpet Creeper, (Campsis); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); Fringe Flower (Loropetalum); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Prune to 2 ft. above ground at first frost and apply mulch for winter protection. Remove mulch and feed with a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This hardiest banana plant on earth hails from the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. However, evidence suggests that it may have originated in China and moved to Japan early on.
    Lore:
    This is considered the be the most cold hardy banana in the world.