Suckering perennial with false stems which are initially green, later becoming parchment-like with very large (up to 3 m), bright green leaves, elongate-lanceolate, arching. Produces clusters of creamy-yellow flowers in summer, enveloped in large reddish-purple bracts. It only produces decorative (not edible) bananas in its natural habitat or if kept in a greenhouse.
Latin Name: Musa Basjoo
English Name: Hardy Banana Tree, Japanese Fiber Banana
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Creamy-Yellow Flowers.
Flowering Period: Summer.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: Low (H2)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: 1 °C to 5 °C (33.8 °F to 41 °F)
Suggested Uses: Groups. Planting on its own. Cultivation in pots.
Maintenance: Protect the base of the tree by mulching during winter.
Growth Habit: Bushy.
Growth Speed: Very Fast.
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