Hardy Banana (Musa Basjoo) Japanese Fiber Banana, is a robust, fast-growing perennial native to subtropical and tropical regions of Asia. It's renowned for its ability to survive colder climates, making it a popular choice for adding a tropical flair to temperate gardens.
Available to ship Late May 2024 - 12 inches+ in height.
This species can reach up to 10 to 15 feet tall, sometimes even taller in ideal conditions. It forms a thick, green, fibrous trunk and large, broad leaves that can grow 3-4 feet in length, providing a lush, exotic appearance. Makes excellent container plants outside and inside the home.
Musa Basjoo thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained, fertile soil. It's hardy in USDA zones 7-10 and possibly colder. Capable of withstanding temperatures down to about -10°C (14°F) when properly mulched. In colder regions, it can be grown in containers and brought indoors during winter. Seldom fruits in colder zones.
Ideal for creating a tropical look in gardens, it can be used as a focal point, in borders, or as a privacy screen. Regular watering and feeding during the growing season are essential for optimal growth. Deer resistant.
To cultivate the Hardy Banana, ensure it receives ample moisture and protect it from strong winds to prevent leaf damage. It rarely fruits in cooler climates, but its ornamental value more than compensates.