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South Pacific, the Tropics, Florida........Banana trees come to mind. These lush plants are very tropical!
But the hardy Basjoo can also take winter temperatures down to -20° F, when properly mulched. In fact, it’s the cold hardiest banana tree you can find, growing as far north as Minnesota. In fact, it 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!
Although referred to as banana trees, they are not trees at all, but a perennial herb. It belongs to the Grasses family. Its trunk is not a true one, but more like many leaves tightly wrapped around a single stem which emerges at the top as the fruit-bearing flower stalk.