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MUSA basjoo

Commonly known as Japanese banana

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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Arching, oblong-lance-shaped, bright-green leaf blades to 3m (10ft) long.
  • Yellow
    Pale yellow or cream.
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Banana
  • Palm
    Can be multi-stemmed. Produces flowers 2-3cm (¾ to 1¼in) long with large, brown bracts in pendent, terminal spikes. More mature specimens may produce inedible fruits to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun

MUSA basjoo

 
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  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mite, mealy bugs and aphids can be a problem particularly if in greenhouse
    Place of origin
    Japan
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not 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 winter
    Loam based compost, plenty of light but shade from hot sun.
    Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich and sheltered from winds if growing outside.
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