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Musa basjoo | Japanese Banana 100-120cm - 40lt

Musa basjoo | Japanese Banana 100-120cm - 40lt

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Musa basjoo, also known as the Japanese fiber banana or hardy banana, is a fascinating and beautiful plant that thrives in outdoor gardens. Native to Japan, China, and Korea, this ornamental plant is prized for its striking foliage, which resembles that of a tropical banana tree.

Musa basjoo typically grows to be between 6 and 10 feet tall, although it can grow larger in optimal conditions. Its large, broad leaves can reach lengths of up to 10 feet, and are a stunning shade of green. The leaves unfurl in a characteristic "V" shape, creating a lovely canopy that provides shade and shelter for smaller plants growing beneath it.

Despite its tropical appearance, Musa basjoo is actually highly adaptable and can grow in a wide range of climates. In fact, it is considered one of the hardiest banana plants, able to tolerate winter temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it an ideal choice for gardeners in colder climates who want to add a bit of tropical flair to their landscapes.

Musa basjoo produces long spikes of flowers in late summer, which are followed by small, non-edible bananas that are about 3 inches long. These bananas are not particularly tasty, but they add a unique touch to the garden and attract wildlife like birds and butterflies.

Caring for Musa basjoo is relatively easy. It prefers well-draining soil and plenty of sunlight, but can tolerate partial shade. It also requires regular watering and benefits from regular fertilization. In colder climates, it is recommended to cut back the leaves in the winter and cover the base of the plant with mulch to protect it from frost.

Overall, Musa basjoo is an excellent choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of the tropics to their outdoor spaces. With its striking foliage, hardiness, and adaptability, it is a truly unique and fascinating plant that is sure to be a conversation starter among visitors.
  • Common Name

    Japanese Banana

  • Family

    Musaceae

  • Type

    Evergreen Trees

  • Pot Size

    40

  • Native To

    Japan

  • Flower

    Large, vibrant, tropical, ornamental, yellowish

  • Foliage

    Large, lush, green banana leaves

  • Maturation period

    2-3 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

2 meters.

Mature Width

3 meters.

Shape / habit

Preferred Location

Orientation

Full to partial sun and well-draining soil Full Sun Prefered

Soil Type

Well-drained and nutrient-rich soils

Soil moisture

Constantly moist, not waterlogged

Growing Period

Flower

August

Foliage

June-Winter

Fruit

None

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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