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Musa basjoo
Common Name: Hardy Japanese Fibre Banana Family: Musaceae (The Banana Family)

Musa basjoo
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If the palm tree is the king of the subtropical garden then bananas must surely be the Queen. Musa basjoo, the hardy japanese fibre banana, adds subtropical flare and drama in spades! Reportedly ground hardy to zone 5 (but don't tell anyone in Ontario!). Maintain height for next season by protecting the stems with an enclosure of leaves or bubble wrap. At the very worst after a cold winter your banana will resprout from the ground.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height10-15'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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