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Commonly known as Banana, plantain
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.Nice sheltered hot spot.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown as an architectural foliage plant.Pests & DiseasesRed spider mite, mealy bugs and aphids can be a problem particularly if in greenhousePlace of originNortheastern India, southeastern Asia, Japan, northern Australia.
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winterLoam based compost, plenty of light but shade from hot sun.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus rich and sheltered from winds.
ARUNDO donax var. versicolor
BAMBOO Fargesia nitida
Buy Varieties of MUSA
the hardiest of the bananas which will survive outdoors in mild areas. Although it will produce small bananas in maturity this plant is usually grown as an attractive architectural plant