Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana

Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana

Create a tropical oasis in your own garden
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400 cm
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RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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Item: 680064
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  • This fantastic architectural banana plant will create a great impact in any garden! (Does not produce fruit!)
  • Fan like leaves spreading out through the air will create wonderful shadows on your patio
  • Hailing from Japan, it loves sunshine but it is hardy to -6C when protected - perfect for the UK climate!
  • Brilliant if planted into a large pot it will create a real tropical feel to your garden
  • Supplied as an established plant, approx. 30cm tall in a 9cm pot, ready to plant
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This fantastic architectural Banana Plant will make a real impact on any garden! Forming a dense bush with huge paddle-like leaves that spread gloriously through the air, creating wonderful shadows on the patio. Once established, the big leaves unfurl as they emerge from the central trunk, and within 3-4 years you will see leaves at least 1m long, many even longer!

Hailing from Japan, it loves sunshine but is actually hardy down to -6C when protected with fleece across winter - remember, this plant is frost tender outside and will not survive freezing conditions without protection. This Japanese Hardy Banana even thrives when planted in a large pot, promoting a feel of the tropics in your garden.

Supplied as an established plant, roughly 30cm tall in a 9cm pot, although can be dispatched slightly larger, as they grow rapidally as temperatures warm.

Please note - this Banana Plant will not produce edible produce when grown in the UK. Although a close cousin to commercial bananas, the fruit will not grow in UK climates.

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Item 680064 supplied as:

1 x 9cm Pot, 30cm Tall

Please note these are architectural and will not produce fruits

Top Tips

Over time, your banana will produce small offsets at the base. These can either be left to form a clump or separated off and grown on.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Banana Musa basjoo:

  • When growing outdoors, choose a site that is sheltered from the wind both for winter protection and also to prevent leaves being shredded.
  • Plant in late spring, in a well-drained soil, that has been enriched with plenty of organic matter.
  • Once plants are established, water and feed generously through the summer as they are greedy feeders.
  • Musa basjoo, can be left in situ over winter, although we do recommend that plants are wrapped to protect from cold weather.
  • If this is not an option for you, then they can be grown in a large pot and moved under cover after the first frost has blackened the leaves.

When growing bananas in containers:

  • Grow in a soil-based compost with extra grit added to improve drainage.
  • Container-grown plants need ample watering during spring and summer months plus a weekly feed during the spring and summer with a general-purpose liquid feed, or a controlled-release fertiliser.
  • In autumn, over winter plants in a frost-free greenhouse or conservatory and reduce watering and feeding - watering only when on the dry side in winter.

Aftercare Advice for your Hardy Banana Musa:

  • Pot on in spring either once a year, or every other year. Increase pot size by 5-7.5cm initially then once established in 30cm pots, increase size by 10-15cm every two to three years.
  • Pleasenote, in winter the leaves will die back and turn brown, but will re-grow the following spring, so don't panic!

Pruning Advice for Japanese Banana

  • Little pruning is needed. Just cut away old leaves near their base and, when wrapping up plants outdoors for winter, some stems may need to be cut back.

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