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Cold Hardy Banana Tree

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Growing Zones: 5-11


Growing Zones 5-11 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-11
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Musa 'Basjoo'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

This Banana Tree Laughs at the Cold

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!

Banana leaves are huge and can sometimes get crinkled in shipping. Simply remove any damaged or worn leaves to stimulate the growth of new leaves. Use them to wrap meat for your next barbeque. During the growing season you will see fresh new leaves appear every few days.  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.





Customer Reviews

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I been Growing these Bananas since 2011. They Made it thourth -14 degree winter in 2013-14. There still going on strong.
December 31, 2012
WOW!!!
When I received these they looked sad and limp (I'm sure it was the shipping stress). Having purchased from them before, I repotted them and waited for the magic to happen. I wish I could post pics of when they arrived and how they look a couple months later! They are beautiful. Not just saying it, I am shocked at how well they are doing and how FAST they are growing. I like this company! Every thing I've ordered has done great and grown nicely.
August 23, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Started out slow, but now looks really cool. I just cut it off down to the base and covered with mulch for the winter
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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..
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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Couldn't believe my eyes!
I live with my daughter in NW Ohio. My daughter is a person who likes her landscape to look very different from all the other houses on the golf course. I had been searching the internet fro something very different and happened onto this website. I ordered 3 of the banana trees. I was amazed at how rapidly they grew leaves. It seems as though a new leaf develops about every 1 1/2 days. We are really please with these. I have had neighbors comment on how they make them feel "tropical". I think we will order more if they survive the winter.
October 6, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
5
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
December 31, 2012
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
December 31, 2012
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.
December 31, 2012
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short changed
Bought a second set of 2 banana trees..pitiful they were severally trimmed and when I turned pot up side down they fell out ..no ROOT BALL AT ALL a stringy mess...I have called and" its to bad you have till next year to deal with it" the first ones I bought showed up ..stressed but that's to be expected..within 8 or 9 days new leaf [froms] were showing up that's what I expected... so I bought 2 more..I want the 2 destroyed trees replaced..no B.S.
August 25, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
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Happy with trees
Trees arrived on time and in great shape. They were planted on Aug. 1. It is Oct 29 now and they are about four feet tall, and look good. I think they will look great next summer.
October 28, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cold Hardy Banana Tree


Cold Hardy Banana Tree Planting Diretions 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.


Questions & Answers

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Good reviews and good look by the pool.
George E on Jul 10, 2016
It is a hardy tree and I live in northwest Missouri
Daniel S on Jul 8, 2016
Love tropical plants
Karen C on Jul 9, 2016
Wanted cold hardy bananas for my pool side.
Steve T on Jul 5, 2016
Wht do I need to do for the winter if I plant the banana tree in my backyard?
johnny on May 5, 2015
Best Answer: Dont plant it outside, plant it inside it'll.still produce inside the home.
Reply · Report · Jerrica N on May 24, 2016
Do I Have to cover the banana trees in the winter in New Jersey and if yes how do I do it?
sandi s on Oct 6, 2014
Best Answer: Proper care just after your Basjoo experiences its first frost is key to promote healthy growth. After the initial frost, trim back the hardy banana to the ground. Allowing the tree to rot back naturally is not advisable as the rot can spread to the root system. Next, cover the plant area with about 6 inches of mulch. Finally, place and secure a plastic sheet over the mulch, ensuring the mulch stays dry to avoid the possibility of root rot. Remove the plastic and most of the mulch in the early spring prior to the start of any growth. The tree will begin its quick growth when the ground becomes warm enough.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 2, 2015
Does the cold-hardy banana produce edible bananas?
Patricia C on Jun 4, 2015
Best Answer: No, this is an ornamental tree.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 28, 2015
I live in Chicago and I'm getting ready to plant my basjoo banana tree. I'm waiting till after the last frost (around may 15). I plan on covering it with mulch in the fall. The following spring, should I leave the mulch down till after the first frost, or should I remove some mulch as soon as it starts to warm up?
Dave H on May 5, 2015
Best Answer: AS soon as it starts to warm up is fine.
Reply · Report · RObert B on Apr 13, 2016
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 · Report · 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: YES but will need to bring inside in winter if temps below freezing
Reply · Report · Roger B on May 31, 2014
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zone 7, here In Tenn, will It do good here?
Ann / on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, the Cold Hardy Banana Tree should thrive where you are located.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 8, 2015
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How far apart should the trees be planted?
Raymond k on May 3, 2015
Best Answer: Plant them about 10 feet apart.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 14, 2016
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What kind of soil should I plant the banana tree in, most of the soil is high on the clay side in Cincinnati?
Adam K on Apr 18, 2015
Best Answer: Banana trees prefer a slightly acid soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5, and well drained. You would need to amend your soil.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 5, 2016
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Can the leaves be used for cooking...just like other banana tree.?
Su L on Apr 17, 2015
Best Answer: Yes they can.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 5, 2016
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I bought this plant last year and it was looking GREAT - it was probably 4-5 feet! I live in Michigan, so our fall begins in mid-late October. My tree fell completely to the ground then - almost overnight! Do you think it died - or do you think its roots are strong enough to grow back ? Thanks!
Nicole S on Jan 12, 2015
Best Answer: If you cover it with mulch and protect it from freezing winter temperatures it could come back. You may want to consider carefully digging the plant up and placing it indoors by a large sunny window.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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What do you do when the banana tree has a baby?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: It will continue to develop babies as it develops. Mine went into the ground last Spring when I bought it. It was developing babies a few months later. This year the babies are getting almost as big as the mommy plant that I bought. So now I have about 8 banana trees and babies still developing. So I have a mini grove of them until almost winter when I have to cut them down to about 8 inches and cover them with the remains and then 2 feet of mulch to protect them from winter. Next Spring when warm enough, I uncover it all and remove the junky remains of the prior plants and start over. My neighbors love the plants; they asked me this year when they'd be seeing the banana trees again. Very popular. The baby tree plants are a good sign things are going well. I water with lots of potassium goodies (flower formula.)
Reply · Report · Linda c on Aug 9, 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 · Report · Jessica H on Jun 30, 2014
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Do bananas need 2 plants to polinate?
Marion L on Apr 13, 2016
Best Answer: NO they do not but be careful in the amount of water you give them they do not like excessive watering.
Reply · Report · RObert B on Apr 13, 2016
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How do you remove and plant the shoots?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: I used a sharp spade shovel... Loosened soil around shoot...use shovel to remove new plant from base plant ensuring that you also include a piece of the main corn... Plant in new soil and water frequently..I don't transplant until the shoots are at least 12 inches... Plant will look like it dies but I have been 100% successful!
Reply · Report · Corey N on Jul 30, 2014
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How big of an area do you have to mulch for winter protection (do the roots extend out as far as the longest leaf) ?
steve w on Oct 13, 2015
Best Answer: Immature trees the roots will extend half the size of the longest leaves. Mulch 2-3 foot in diameter around the base
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Oct 15, 2015
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winter care for this plant?
Brooks J on Nov 2, 2014
Best Answer: Once temperatures get cooler you can chop the plant down to about 6 inches and cover it with mulch. Come spring it will shoot up with new growth rapidly.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 2, 2015
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I live in El Paso TX can i plant my basjoo plant in full sun weather is very hot and dry early summer?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you can plant it in full sun in the summer. You will just want to keep an eye on it and maybe water it more often than usual.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 2, 2015
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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: You can use an organic pesticide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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Is there a guarantee on plants? What is the best time to plant them? Do yall always have these in stock? How far apart from each other do they need to be planted? Im in Central/Northern Texas, we have a lot of clay, will they grow good if I mix the planting mix with the native soil? Thank yall
Sunny B on Jan 19, 2015
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We noticed the banana trees pictured have 4 or 5 trunks shooting up..Will one plant split up
like that or is that several trees? thanks,Tuffy
Tuffy on Jul 10, 2016
Best Answer: I purchased two trees (about 2 ft tall) and planted them together about 15 months ago. They are now 15 ft tall and there are several trunks. About 5 large trunks and 10 babies. Love these banana trees!
Reply · Report · Dana A on Jul 10, 2016
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Banana needs full sun or partial?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
Best Answer: This tree prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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Would the roots get big an grow into my pool. How far would you recommend planting from an inground pool?
Drema T on Apr 18, 2016
Best Answer: I would suggest keeping it about 8-10 feet from a pool, somewhat due to the roots, but also because the leaves can be as big as 2 feet long. This would give you enough space to move around the plant since the leaves will bruise. It doesn't appear that the roots are that invasive, but we've only had it in for 1 year, and we had enough of an off-shoot that we were able to divide it last fall and replant the shoot. Don't forget, each fall/winter the plant needs to be cut down to the ground, covered in plastic and mulched. We did it and it's coming back bigger than last year!!
Reply · Report · Donna B on Apr 24, 2016
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Will this tree produce fruit ?
Nita V on Apr 12, 2016
Best Answer: dont know yet.i would presume so it is suppose to..i live in very hot desert so far it survived a very cold winter (for us here in laughlin, nevada)and it is growing. i would say in a couple of more years i will have fruit, never the less peple love the idea of growing a banana tree in the desert
Reply · Report · joe r on Apr 13, 2016
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Can this tree withstand the heat of Las Vegas? If so how?
LVplanter on Apr 8, 2016
Best Answer: The growing zones are 5-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 29, 2016
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my banana tree lost all its leaves this first winter and the stem is mushy,will it regrow?
cathy f on Mar 3, 2016
Best Answer: In the winter I cut the banana trees down to about a foot and cover the base with pine shats. The stem will get mushy if you leave it standing. Towards the last of March when danger of frost is past, I remove the shats. The plant springs back to life and does beautifully.
Reply · Report · Darlene D on Mar 3, 2016
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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 · Report · Oliver L on Jun 30, 2014
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I live in southern idaho....can i plant it into the ground without it dieing in the winter time?
bdamon on Jun 24, 2016
Best Answer: Even in North Florida , the plant will die back. When it Browns, cut the stock off 1-2 feet from ground and most of the time the new plant in spring grows through old stock. What it didn't like is the rocks I put around mine. The sun would get the rocks too hot. Open this helps.
Reply · Report · Charles M on Jun 24, 2016
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will this grow in American fork, utah even through the winter?
Chicken Ben on Jun 8, 2016
Best Answer: I don't know what your climate is in Utah Ben, but it withstands winters in Conn. and we are Zone 5a.Occasionaly below zero and frequently in the teens. It is a bit of a process to prepare it for winter though. You can't just plant it and expect it to survive..
Reply · Report · mike l on Jun 8, 2016
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Can it be used in planter pots?
Barry J on Apr 8, 2016
Best Answer: Absolutely but it will not overwinter in cold climates in a container . It must be in the ground and HEAVILY mulched
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