May 20, 2016

Plant of the Month Hardy Banana Tree

Good news for those of us who live in less than tropical growing zones! We can grow a banana tree without having to uproot it every fall and drag it into the basement or garage. There is a banana tree that is hardy to zone 5. It has pretty flowers and fruit but don't try to eat the fruit - it's all seeds!
Here is what one dealer had to say about BasJoo Banana trees "this Hardy Banana you’ll get a defining tropical look. And, yes with proper mulching, it can withstand temperatures below zero. This extremely vigorous banana grows many feet in a season and in time forms large clumps that can reach up to 13' in height. Also known as the Japanese Fiber Banana, it makes a fine container specimen. If grown inside, it will tolerate varying conditions of temperature and light with ease. Although it does produce bananas, they are inedible. Simple to grow, give it plenty of water, fertilizer and sunlight."

 Here are pictures of the tree, the flower and the fruit and yes, I have them for sale at my Greenhouse! Check my website for days and hours to come shop. 
Mature Trees

Bloom

Another Bloom


Fruit

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