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Hardy Fiber Banana

Musa basjoo

Pronunciation: MEW-suh BAS-joo
SKU #06197
5-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Considered the most cold hardy banana! Its lush green foliage provides an outstanding tropical effect yet its roots survive much colder temperatures than other bananas. A fast grower, with huge leaves that may reach 2 feet wide and 6 feet long. Produces attractive golden cream flowers and small, somewhat seedy fruit.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly forms foliage clumps 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Poolside
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 Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechola); Trumpet Creeper (Campsis); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Fringe Flower (Loropetalum)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore This is considered the be the most cold hardy banana in the world.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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