Dwarf Giant Banana
Musa acuminata 'Enano Gigante'
Water when surface of soil is dry.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||MEW-sa a-ku-mi-NA-ta|
|Lore||The genus was named for Antonio Musa, physician to Octavius Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, 63-14 BC.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing clumps to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This banana is the cornerstone of the tropical fruit garden, but is so ornamental it is used in many kinds of gardens. Tall narrow form makes it an ideal plant for side yards as fruit tree or leafy privacy screen. Plant in small city gardens as a single specimen. Though listed as a dwarf, this is still a very wide, bushy plant that can beautifully anchor house corners in the front yard landscape.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Edible, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Watering Needs||Water when surface of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||To create a tropical-fruit garden, combine this Banana with Clementine Mandarine Orange (Citrus reticulata 'Clementine'), Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) and Vincent Kiwi Vine (Actinidia chinensis 'Vincent') with its male pollenizer, Tomuri Kiwi Vine (Actinidia chinensis 'Tomuri'). Also grows very well under the light filtered shade of Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) surrounded by Silver Dragon Lilyturf (Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11