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Musa basjoo

Hardy Banana or Japanese Banana
Zone: 10a, 10b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Tropical & Foliage Plants
Height: Minimum 15 feet , Maximum 20 feet
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Musa basjoo is a species banana native to the Ryukyu Islands off the south coast of Japan. It was introduced to Europe in the 1890's and is popular in both Europe and the USA. It grows to 25' and produces a small uneatable fruit. The leaves grow to 7' long and it makes an excellent structural plant in the garden providing an instant tropical look. It's hardy to around 0 °F without mulch and has survived -20 °F in Nebraska and Massachusetts when mulched with a pile of leaves 2' high. Gallon size plants grow to 6' the first year. Zone 5 with mulch, zone 7 without.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

A clumping plant with many trunks after a few years. A vigorous grower to about 10-18'. A large, creamy yellow bloom emerges after a few years amongst the 2'x6' leaves. Unpalatable fruit form after 25-35 leaves have grown from the trunk. This banana will die back in areas experiencing freezing in winter, but it will resprout each year, becoming a wonderful tropical banana palm by midsummer. Prefers moist, humus rich soil. Mulch heavily in winter. For faster growth feed regularly with high nitrogen fertilizer.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

Have a tropical paradise in your temperate backyard?!... the wonderful bold foliage of this clumping, 12-16' rare, hardy banana is a special treat; in zones 6 ; 7, cut back after first frost ; mulch. Sun/Med(not dry)

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

The hardy banana that blazed the trail into the idyllic island in each of us. Bold 8' leaves on clumping plants to 15' tall. Protect from summer wind. Rich moist soil.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

Vigorous. Fruit are not edible.

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Youngblood Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-8619 Container: 1