Japanese Hardy Banana

Japanese Hardy Banana

Regular price $20.00 Sale

Musa basjoo

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 feet tall; at -40, it dies back to the ground. In warmer zones, it can grow 2 feet a week. When it reaches about 10 feet or when it has 35 or so leaves, it can bear fruit; matures at 12-15 feet, with a similar spread. *Deer Seldom Browse*

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tropicals, trees
foliage Type
Height 10-20 ft
Spread 10-15 ft
Shape Upright
Primary foliage Color Green, light
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color White, creamy to pale yellow
Berries
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Well-drained soil