Sichuan Hardy Banana, Basjoo Banana Tree
Item #: 3064
Zones: 7a to 10b, possibly colder
Height: 240" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L) ?
Recent research has shown that Musa basjoo, the world's hardiest banana species, is actually from Sichuan, China and not Japan. This 16-20' slowly spreading species makes a thick green stem that sports 6' long, narrow, green leaves arching from the top of the trunk. The flower of Musa basjoo emerges from near the top of the stem like a yellow-orange torpedo. After the flowers open, you will be blessed with clusters of small, yellow, 2" long bananas. Forget eating this one...just enjoy the tropical look and tease your neighbors. We recommend a good mulch in colder regions until your Musa basjoo clump becomes well-established.