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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Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tropical 
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10' - 20'
Spread 10' - 15'
Shape Upright
Primary foliage Color Light Green
Seasonal foliage Color Dormant during Winter
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Creamy White to Pale Yellow
Berries N/A
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average - Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot.