• 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:
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:MEW-suh BAS-joo
    Plant type:Perennial
    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
    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 PlantsGroup these bananas with rugged cold resistant plants with a bold colorful tropical flare such as All Gold Japanese Forest Grass, (Hakonechola macra 'All Gold'), Balboa Sunset Trumpet Creeper, (Campsis radicans 'Monbal'), Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodone'), Razzleberri Fringe Flower, (Loropetalum chinense rubrum 'Monraz') and Zuni Crape Myrtle, (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni').
  • 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
    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.
    This is considered the be the most cold hardy banana in the world.