Hardy Fiber Banana
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|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, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
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