Hardy Fiber Banana
Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
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-suh BAS-joo|
|Lore||This is considered the be the most cold hardy banana in the world.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly forms foliage clumps 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechola); Trumpet Creeper (Campsis); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Fringe Flower (Loropetalum)|
Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from strong winds, and from harsh afternoon sun in hot southern regions. Water deeply, regularly in 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 fertilize in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11