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Cold Hardy Banana Tree

Cold Hardy Banana Tree

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The Basjoo is a unique banana tree… but its real value is that it grows up north. This cold hardy banana plant will give your home a new, tropical look!

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Cold Hardy Banana Tree

This Banana Tree Laughs at the Cold

Size:  1 Gallon
Ships:
July 27th, 2014
List: $29.95
Sale: $20.07
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Planting Mix for Banana Trees
Cold Hardy Banana Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Cold Hardy Banana Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Cold Hardy Banana Tree
Fertilizer Tablets
Cold Hardy Banana Tree

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.


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When I think of the tropics, I think of banana trees. And these big, lush beauties give that tropical feel to any landscape.

But the hardy Basjoo can also take winter temperatures down to -20° F when properly mulched.

In fact, its the cold hardiest banana tree you can find... growing as far north as Minnesota... and can grow in all 50 states.

These trees are ornamental banana trees. They give you that tropical feeling, but will not produce fruit.

You'll love how easy it is to add this beautiful plant to your yard. Simply plant it and stand back... in the warmer months it’ll grow 2 feet a week!

Your banana trees have been cultivated in large pots... unlike other nurseries that try to sell them in smaller containers. This means that your Basjoo Banana tree is ready to be planted, and will put on remarkable growth the first growing season.

It only grows up to 10-15 ft. high, so you can pretty much plant it anywhere... even tight spaces.






Growing Zones: 5-11

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Botanical Name: Musa 'Basjoo'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-11
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-11
(blue area above)

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Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Cold Hardy Banana Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant your Cold Hardy Banana Tree

Specific Directions for Cold Hardy Banana Tree

Plant your Cold Hardy Banana Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although Cold Hardy Banana Trees can tolerate shade, they prefer full sunlight. Avoid planting your Cold Hardy Banana Tree in an area the receives a lot of wind.

Before planting your Cold Hardy Banana Tree mix sandy or fine potting mix in with your natural soil. Make sure that your soil is well draining. Keep your soil moist and not over saturated. Don't over water your Cold Hardy Banana Tree or let it sit in standing water.

During the growing season give your Cold Hardy Banana Tree every two weeks and fertilize it with a well balanced organic fertilizer three times during the growing season. We recommend a 28-8-16 fertilizer.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cold Hardy Banana Tree.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cold Hardy Banana Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cold Hardy Banana Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Lou on
This year i bought 2 Basjoo banana trees.  One I kept in a pot and just brought it in the house. The other,  I planted in the ground and is now about 8 ft high.

By: Darlene
Thanks so much for contacting me about the Banana Tree. I cant say enough about your company. The trees that you have sent to me are healthy and growing very nicely. It is nice to know that when I order something that I get what I have paid for. I cannot begin to tell you the garbage I have received from the two companies on QVC. Thanks so much also for having your trees packed so nicely. I am used to having trees thrown in boxes with no protection whatsoever. I will recommend your company very highly. Again, thanks so much!

By: patricia
i have this banana plant in a mount in my front yard i have gave a lots away around russell springs ky. they are crazy over it love it.

By: palm king
i have been searching online for this cold hardy banana plant. i have been hesitant because i have not found a company that will stand behind their product i am about to order 3 masjoo plants so we will see
how it goes.....stay tuned


By: PalmNinja
I been Growing these Bananas since 2011. They Made it thourth -14 degree winter in 2013-14. There still going on strong.

By: Brian
WOW.. I was very surprised. I purchased 6 of the 3-gal. plants. All came with the leaves. ALl in great health. I just cant wait till the temp break and warm up.. These are going to look so nice outside. I will have truly tropical looking yard around. It will be my pleasure to pass the good word about your company.. I just wish I would have purchased more of them after the fact.. happy planting all..

By: Jeffrey Jackson
Started out slow, but now looks really cool. I just cut it off down to the base and covered with mulch for the winter.

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How long does this plant live?
Anthony C on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately it didn't make it. It was doing well, but then we had a hurricane followed by some crazy weather.
Reply · ARLENE A on Jun 1, 2014
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What is the height of the 1 gal trees? Do you have a 3gal tree? Height?
David P on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: One gallon Trees are between a foot and a half to a foot tall. The 3 gallon size are between 1 1/2 ft to 2 ft.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2014
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May I grow this banana tree in a container?
Michele K on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: You will probably need a large container since this tree likes a lot of water. Unfortunately my attempts to grow these trees outside failed because they could not survive the NJ winters despite my mulching them as instructed. Also, these trees are not deer resistant, at least not in NJ.
Walter
Reply · Walter Z on May 31, 2014
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How many bananas does a tree yield?
Daniel A on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: I wish I could help, but I lost both of my bananas before they bore any fruit. They were not edible bananas and don't yield fruit for the first two years, at least in my area, Central Florida.
Reply · Sherry A on Jul 20, 2014
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can you dig up the ones that come up around the main plant and transplant them ?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: Yes you can dig up and transplant if you get enough of it's own root system in the off shoot. This should also be done once the shoot is at least a foot tall. The newly planted shoot will likely go through a period of shock but should recover as long as you get it done before going into winter dormancy. I wouldn't transplant after September.
Reply · Jessica H on Jun 30, 2014
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I notice in the question and answer section they are talking about transplanting shoots that come up. Is this an invasive plant?
Michelle M on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: I only had the plant for one season due to an extremely cold snap that damaged the plant. However, during the growing season, the shoots were isolated around the main stalk. I would not consider this plant to be invasive.
Reply · Oliver L on Jun 30, 2014
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What do you use to kill beetle bugs that eat on the banana trees?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: Enter an answer to this question.Honestly, never had any problems with pests. although my tree did not surviive the winter, even though we moved it into the garage with a grow light. we had one of the coldest winters in more than 35 years.
I would NOT use the cactus soil blend that fast growing recommends, it is just too pourus, personally if we try this again, I would use a blend of cactus and some other soil that would hold the moisture better.
Reply · Terry F on Jun 30, 2014
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