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Grand Naine Banana Tree

The Grand Naine is Top Banana

Size:  4-5 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each
-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Mar 2
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
Size:  3 Gallon
-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Mar 2
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
Size:  1 Gallon
Mar 16th, 2015
List: $79.90
Sale: $39.95
Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Patio Planting Mix
Sale: $34.95
Planting Mix for Banana Trees
Tropical Planting Mix

Specially developed to help your Tropical Plants get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

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
Sale: $6.99
Banana Trees
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $5.95

Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.

Here’s why:

  • Long leaved Banana Tree with amazing green color
  • Beautiful, tropical tree with excellent wind resistance
  • Yields large heads of flavorful bananas faster than any other tree
  • Grows and produces well as a potted specimen

A Banana Tree with Grand Appeal

Now, you can create a tropical paradise right in your own backyard with the Grand Naine Banana Tree.  A beautiful specimen, the Grand Naine’s gigantic, lush green leaves fan out and shade layers of bananas that hang in symmetrical clusters.  Shortly after a lovely bloom of purple flowers, the bananas quickly begin to grow.  Reaching a maximum height of 8 feet tall, the Grand Naine—with its long, graceful leaves amid bunches of bright yellow bananas--works well in a variety of planting locations.  

Resistant to most diseases, the Grand Naine stands up to strong winds like no other banana tree can.  Whether planted around the pool or on the patio, nothing accentuates the tropical mood you’ll achieve with the Grand Naine Banana Tree.
Yes, you will have many Bananas

Forget waiting for store bought bananas to ripen, or worse--throwing out mushy brown bananas.  With the Grand Naine Banana Tree, those days are over.  A variety similar to the famed Chiquita brand, the Grand Naine is a member of the Cavendish banana family.  But the countless bananas you’ll enjoy will taste a whole lot sweeter than those from the local market, especially when you pick them ripe from your very own tree.  These creamy, white bananas are substantial.  And what’s more, the Grand Naine is the fastest producing banana tree available.  

With incredible, visual tropical beauty and the most satisfying banana flavor imaginable, order several Grand Naines and create the backyard retreat of your dreams.







Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Very good
Botanical Name: Musa acuminata
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Grand Naine Banana Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

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 Grand Naine 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 Grand Naine 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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Great tree and doing well!
Must be careful not to over water.
Protocol was dilution of fertilizer every other day when first planting or repotting. That's probably too much.
Maybe twice a week is better and then depending on where you live, once a week after the first month during the growing season is best and cut back during the approach of fall and winter to twice a month, taking how much it rains where you live.
Love it and doing well!
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November 28, 2014
5 months ago
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banana tree
My banana tree is growing great. We've done nothing but water it and it is constantly putting on new growth. Love it. DS
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November 3, 2014
6 months ago
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Grand Naine Banana Tree
I was dubious about ordering a live tropical Banana plant, but it was delivered in a superb packing container, which protected the plant very nicely. I had the Grand Naine banana plant in the ground and blooming new foliage in no time. Excellent customer service, Great care in shipping, Speedy Shipping, and Fine Healthy plants, I only regret not ordering the Ice Cream Banana Plant before the October deadline :-( (Next Year for sure).

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October 17, 2014
7 months ago
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Great banana tree
I'm very satisfied with my purchase . My plant is very healthy and has two baby plants .. Although I don't think its growing as fast as I thought. I have bought quite a few other plants and bushes thoses seem to be doing well .. I'm happy with my purchase and the leaves are full and very healthy. Hope it survives the winter.cant wait to get bananas .
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September 7, 2014
8 months ago
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awesome plant
While mine died on the truck thanks to a random snow storm. My best friend got hers in fine shape and OMG what an amazing plant this is. Pretty quick on the grow and it's Hardy. I say get this plant ASAP
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February 20, 2015
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how does it tolerate cold tempratures?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: This is NOT a cold hardy variety and will need to be kept in a container in areas the experience freezing winter temperatures.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 4, 2014
how big of a pot should it finally end up in?
mike b on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: A 10 gallon pot should be fine. Be sure to plant it in a pot that is 3 times larger than the width of the root ball at first.
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how big is a 1 gallon? and how long before it becomes a viable fruit producing plant?
how cold hardy is it? i live in 8a/b coastal climate. rarely do we have freezing temperature.
Nicole S on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: The one Gallon size is about a foot tall, and this tree will produce fruit within the first two years of being planted. If temperatures consistently drop below 40 degrees the tree will need to be taken inside.
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how big is the three gallon?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: I got the 1 gallon and it was about 7" tall above the root. 4 weeks later, it is almost double the size. I'm very happy with it.
Reply · Report · Gene V on Jul 26, 2014
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will it produce in a container then moved inside in winter?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: YES! It will produce fruit in a container.
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Does this plant multiply?
Pitbull on Sep 5, 2014
Best Answer: Yes.. I bought my plant a couple of months ago and it already has two baby's ..
Reply · Report · Lisa E on Sep 5, 2014
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can tree be grown in large planter and still bare fruit?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: Yes
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 27, 2015
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how often can I expect to get a harvest of fruit each yr? how long will it take for a 3 gal size tree take to mature enough to produce fruit?
NoorSani on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: These are summer fruiters and will produce within about 2 years.
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Can this plant sustain cold weather 19 degrees or below?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: This tree would need heavy winter care and protection to survive temperatures that low. We recommend potting it and bringing indoors during freezing cold snaps.
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 4th
  Zone 3 May 4th
  Zone 4 May 4th
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.