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Cold Hardy Banana Tree Musa 'Basjoo'

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  • Cold Hardy Banana Tree
  • Cold Hardy Banana Tree
  • Cold Hardy Banana Tree
  • Cold Hardy Banana Tree
  • Cold Hardy Banana Tree

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Why Cold Hardy Banana Trees?

Big, lush beauty that gives a tropical feel to any landscape - when it comes to an instant exotic vibe, the Cold Hardy Banana Tree fits the bill. But what makes the Cold Hardy Banana, also known as the Basjoo, even better? For starters, it can:

  • Withstand winter temperatures down to -10 degree when properly mulched.
  • Grow in all 50 states, even as far North as Minnesota.
  • Give a nearly-instant tropical feeling, despite not producing fruit.
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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Musa 'Basjoo'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 5-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 5-11 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

Product Description

Grows Well Despite Cold Weather

Why Cold Hardy Banana Trees?

Big, lush beauty that gives a tropical feel to any landscape - when it comes to an instant exotic vibe, the Cold Hardy Banana Tree fits the bill. But what makes the Cold Hardy Banana, also known as the Basjoo, even better? For starters, it can:

  • Withstand winter temperatures down to -10 degree when properly mulched.
  • Grow in all 50 states, even as far North as Minnesota.
  • Give a nearly-instant tropical feeling, despite not producing fruit.

You'll also love how easy it is to plant and care for the Basjoo. Simply sit back and watch the gorgeous growth - in the warmer months, it'll grow 2 feet a week!

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Your Basjoo Banana Tree arrives healthful, ready to be planted, and will put on remarkable growth the first growing season because we've put in meticulous work at our nursery to nurture it. And because it only grows 10 to 15 feet in height, you can plant it anywhere...even in tight spaces.

So, tropical looks that are super cold hardy and easy to grow is just a click away. Order a few of your own today!

Planting & Care

Note: 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. During the growing season, you'll see fresh new leaves appear every few days.

1. Planting: Place your Basjoo Banana plant in a warm, sunny spot that has good protection from high winds. Ample sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) is necessary in order to encourage the giant banana leaves to reach their full growth potential, as well as well-drained soil.

When you're ready to plant, select a site that’s large enough to support the mature size of your Basjoo Banana. Dig the hole to the depth and width necessary to accommodate the root system—typically twice as wide as and slightly deeper than the root ball. Before setting your plant, loosen any tangled roots by hand to separate them and encourage rapid growth. Gently fill the hole and tamp the soil working around the plant with your feet.

To help retain moisture, apply organic mulch around the base of the tree and water to settle the roots.

2. Watering: The Basjoo, like other Hardy Banana Trees loves moist, well-draining soil. Ensure you're watering your Basjoo once or twice weekly - but if you're not sure when to water, check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down...if the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

3. Fertilizing: Like water, Basjoo requires more fertilization than the typical garden plant in order to supply key nutrients continuously throughout the growing season. A layer of compost at the base of the plant applied every 2 weeks should do the trick. We recommend a 28-8-16 water soluble fertilizer. Look for new leaf growth about every 5 to 7 days as a guide to proper application.

Tips: Place wire mesh protection around the base of your plant if animals are eating your plants. Protect leaves from shredding by providing adequate shelter from winds.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
$79 + FREE SHIPPING!

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DR
08/28/2021
Dawn R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Will definitely be purchasing more

We planted ours 3 months ago. It has grown remarkably well. First photo is from today.

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08/27/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

A tree worth buying!

The 1 to 2 foot banana tree that I purchase can expertly packed, was a quality plant, and is already sprouting new leaves!!! I am Greatly satisfied with this purchase, the plant quality, the packaging, the shipment, and this company. I will continue to purchase from fast growing trees are my tree needs in the future. It’s a wonderful company!!

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08/06/2021
Francesca S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Plants delivered

I was so afraid the plants were going to arrive damaged, but NOPE, beautiful and thriving. I opened them on the porch so they can be acclimated to the Texas heat. I am very hopeful they will survive because another family has them a few blocks away. As another shopper stated before, the cold harsh winter we had killed all my tropical plants. I am basically starting over! I have 4 more banana trees arriving next week. Thank you so much. My girls are beautiful..

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07/21/2021
Shelley
United States United States
I recommend this product

Cold hardy Banana Trees Amazing!

I'm very very impressed with these trees! I'm in northeast Texas and we had an epic winter storm 2021 an we experienced record breaking temperatures of -2 to below 10°f. Just figured that my banana trees would not survive. But amazingly they came back strong in the spring! Growing tropical plants in this area is typically not recommended but I love it! ❤ Since I lived in Hawaii, the aloha spirit took root in my heart and I'm slowly build my back yard with great reminders of the lush tropical islands.

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06/08/2021
Lauren T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So far so good

Item came as described and I love it! I’m super hopeful they’ll grow

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