Musa Basjoo Banana Tree
A Great Addition to your yard for that Tropical Feel
The Musa Basjoo Banana Tree is a cold hardy fast grower that brings a tropical feel to any yard - almost anywhere you live. We love this tree and it is not only a fast grower at 1' to 2' growth per week, but a beauty that gets the conversation going when the guests come. I hope after reading all the info here you too will have them in your yard to enjoy as we do.
Time to think about planting your Musa Basjoo Tree
Why we love this tree....
Last year at our local nursery in Pennsylvania we saw this HUGE beauty right in front of the store. When we went there they told us what is was - A Musa Basjoo Banana Plant. Being a lover of palm trees and have lived in Florida and loving the tropical feel - I was in love. I could not believe this plant could grow here in PA and look so tropical like a palm tree. After asking about it and hearing it is a cold hardy plant and it grows at a rate of 1-2 feet per week I had to have some.
At the time they had none in stock so I went online and found some on Ebay and bought them. So excited when they came. We planted it in the ground and were amazed on how fast it grew and the beauty it had.
We enjoyed that tree last summer and our problem was over the winter - we did not follow the winter rules it seemed on how to cover it and have it come back this year. So needless to say it did not, but we back to the nursery in the spring this year and bought 2 large ones for $60 each (not cheap but worth every penny) and we picked them up when it was time to plant them in the ground.
So when we picked them up they had to be cut back because they were inside the greenhouse and then being planted outside. I have to tell you that within hours it grew - no joke - unreal!!!
So we have 2 now and they are amazing and growing like crazy. We built a flower box for one in the front yard and have solar spot lights that shine on it to highlight the beauty for all to see at night - it looks so great. The other is planted on the side of our patio for us to enjoy while we sit there and to provide us with shade in the afternoon. And right behind the tree is our Mimosa tree - it truly gives that tropical feel we wanted and shade we were looking for.
These trees can get up to 15'+ and I am hoping to see that this year being we got them in early - I tell ya they are on their way right now at about 5'. maybe we will even see some bananas this year (can't eat them though). I am so excited!!!!
Gardening Zone Chart
Musa Basjoo Banana Tree Brief Description
Musa Basjoo is cold hardy to -20 degrees when mulched properly. Musa Basjoo is the hardiest of all bananas. In warm weather months it can grow up to 2 feet in a week. It's mature height is 18'. It can flower and bear fruits at 10' or whenever it has 35 leaves. The bananas are not edible. This handsome broad leaved variety can be grown in almost every state since it can handle temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit if the ground is mulched properly in the very cold months. At 40 degrees it will stop actively growing and at 28 degrees the leaves will die back and the tree can be cut back to a 2' or 3' height. It will grow back rapidly as the warmer season approaches.
Size reference and the amazement of this tree
This is one of my Musa Basjoo Trees - Just watching it grow and grow
So what do you think?
I have to get one of these for my yard
Musa Basjoo Care Instructions:
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Note to Self: I must buy more of these trees - more and more and more