Japanese Hardy Banana

Japanese Hardy Banana

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Musa basjoo  'cold hardy banana'

Our cold-hardy banana tree needs particular care, but under the right conditions, it is a fine ornamental specimen tree in the warmer zones.

It does not like harsh winters with deep, sub-zero temps, but it will tolerate -20 degrees if properly mulched.

At 40 degrees, it stops growing; at 28, leaves die back and the tree can be pruned to 2' - 3' tall; at - 40, it dies back to the ground. In warmer zones, it can grow 2' a week!

When it reaches about 10 feet or when it has 35 or so leaves, it can bear fruit.

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Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC (336) 857-2131
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tropical Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10' - 20'
Spread -
Shape Upright
Primary Foliage Color Light Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Dormant during Winter
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Creamy White to Pale Yellow

Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average: Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot.