Musa basjoo

Hardy/Japanese Banana

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A cold hardy banana that survives year round in the garden, native to Japan this species gets big and needs lots of room due to its quick growth habit, grown not for the fruit but for the highly ornamental tropical foliage. Each leaf can reach an enormous size at 2' wide by 6' long, use where a statement plant is needed.


  •  · Cold hardy banana
  •  · Use in containers or the garden
  •  · Huge paddle-shaped leaves
Item # Pack Size Avail Units Avail Plants  
4790004
24 3.5" Pot
*Ships 04/03 - 04/03
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Height:

6-14 ft

Spread:

6-14 ft

Zone:

5-10

Musa basjoo
Musa basjoo

Exposure

Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Moist Soil

Attributes

Disease Resistant
Good Container Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

Medium
Rapid

Musa

Common Name: Japanese Banana

Banana plants are fast growing and can get very tall in just one season. Their stems are made up of many compacted leaf stalks that are not woody. This makes them one of the largest growing herbs available. They are also a good food source for several butterfly species and they generally need 1-2 years of continual warm temperatures to produces flowers and fruit.