Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Requires regular watering-weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less water once established.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing 12 to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Flowers only at full maturity
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:EN-se-te ven-tri-COH-sum
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing 12 to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 wide.
Special features:Easy Care
Foliage color:Burgundy
Blooms:Flowers only at full maturity
Flower color:White
Garden styleTropical
Design IdeasThis potent bronze-colored, fat-trunk Banana is very bold in the garden and used only as a single accent. Overdo it and you lose its dramatic form and impact. A very valuable plant for high-density coastal gardens to separate houses that may be just a few feet apart. Ideal for courtyards where they won't overgrow. With its single trunk, it is perfect for big exotic pots decorated with a South Pacific theme. In colder climates, it can be planted in large pots and sheltered indoors for the winter. Best in very sheltered locations such as courtyards, walled entry gardens, atriums and sheltered slots between buildings.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring. Shelter from harsh winds and frost.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Requires regular watering-weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less water once established.