Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
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Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana

Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana - Rating
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  • Grown for it's fabulous large paddle shaped leaves as an architectural focal point
  • The toughest and hardiest of all the ornamental bananas in the UK
  • Does not produce fruit though - but does produce an amazing yellow flower after 5-6 years
  • Grow in a large pot in sunny, warm spots for maximum annual growth. Allow to die back each winter.
  • Supplied in 1L pot approx 30cm tall as supplied.

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Without doubt, the toughest and hardiest of all ornamental bananas in the UK, it is grown for its dramatic and tough leaves, and, once mature, its amazing and long-lasting golden-yellow flowers - hence its name.

From high up in the Chinese mountains of Yunnan, it is naturally very tough, and is exposed to temperatures well below freezing. It forms a much thicker and sturdier trunk-stem than other bananas, which is very tough and hardy. Even if leaves are damaged by frosts, more and new leaves emerge in spring, as well as numerous 'pups' round the side.

The flower is in fact its last hurrah, as the 6 month epic flower display is a sign the plant will die - but fear not, you will have plenty of established pups round the side in a clump, each of which will grow and develop to maturity too. It is thus best regarded as a clump forming perennial.

It is also much shorter and less vigorous than other huge banana plants too at around 4-5ft tall maximum, making it ideal for large pots in small gardens - grow in full sun or shade, it makes a great talking point. Note - it does not produce any edible banana fruit, or even tiny ornamental ones.

Very easy to grow, and a great, exotic-looking patio focal point.

What Is Supplied

Item 680085 supplied as:
Supplied as a well-established plant in a 1L pot, big stem and trunk formed, ready to pot on. Note - leaves may die back or turn brown in winter, but new ones will re-emerge in spring - the trunk at base is the key.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
100 cm
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