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Red Abyssinian Banana TreeEnsete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

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  • Red Abyssinian Banana Tree
  • Red Abyssinian Banana Tree
  • Red Abyssinian Banana Tree
  • Red Abyssinian Banana Tree
  • Red Abyssinian Banana Tree

    The Ensta Banana in a 3 gallon container.

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Red Abyssinian Banana TreeEnsete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

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An Ornamental Banana with Great Cold-Hardiness

Why Red Abyssinian Banana Trees?

Add flair to your garden with the Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. This exotic tropical plant is a hardy variety that can withstand cooler temperatures with ease. Growing tall, with lush, tropical foliage, the Red Abyssinian Banana will add character and volume to your landscape, indoors or out.

Also called the Snow Banana, Red Banana or Ensete Banana Tree, this features huge leaves with unique red and green hues that will intensify in full sun. It’s ideal for growing zones 8-11, with a fast growth rate. And since it's not a true banana, the Red Abyssinian Banana Tree isn’t grown for edible fruit but rather as an ornamental plant.

Perfect when planted in the ground in warmer climates, or in a container in cooler areas, the Red Abyssinian Banana Tree will add lush, tropical looks wherever it's placed. It's ideal for patios, poolsides and other areas with full sun. Just be sure to move your Red Abyssinian Banana Tree indoors in the winter if you live in a zone colder than Zone 8.

If you’re looking to make a bold subtropical statement in your garden, the Red Abyssinian Banana Tree is the perfect choice. Get yours today!

Why is Better

The best part about this tropical beauty? It's truly one-of-a-kind. One of just 10 Ensete Banana varieties and one of only a few that can be cultivated, you won't find this ornamental Banana Tree at your local nurseries or big box stores.

And when you order your  Red Abyssinian Banana Tree from, you're guaranteed to get a happy, healthy tree that's ready to thrive in your landscape - and deliver landscape impact on day 1. 

Don't miss out - order your Red Abyssinian Banana Tree 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.

1. Planting: Bananas can tolerate partial shade, but need at least six hours of sunlight a day. Banana Trees don’t like extreme heat, so afternoon shade will be more beneficial for your tree than morning shade. Avoid areas that receive high winds. If you keep it indoors, place your banana tree by a large sunny window.

Once you’ve scouted your planting location, dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the pot and just as deep.Place your tree in the hole, and make sure that it’s level with the surrounding ground and that it’s standing straight up.Gently back fill the hole, tamping down to prevent air pockets and give your tree a long, slow drink of water. Finally, mulch the planting site to conserve water moisture and keep grass and weeds away from the tree.

2. Watering: Keep your soil moist, but not oversaturated. Water your tree every 2 to 3 days during the summer, and every few weeks in the winter, depending on your climate. Warmer areas that are more prone to drought will require water more frequently. If your tree is in a shady area, it will most likely require less water.But if you're not sure when to water your tree, simply check the soil about 2 inches down -if the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

3. Fertilizing: Give your tree a well-balanced organic fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Fertilizer will have a recommended dose for the size of your tree on the back of the package. We recommend giving your tree half of that dose for best results.

Shipping Details

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 $125 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 20-30 ft. (8-10 ft. in container)
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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      4-11 patio
      8-11 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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Very professionally packaged and right on time. Appreciate the excellent plant stock and I will definitely choose you again.