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Japanese Banana in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Musa Basjoo

 

Japanese Banana

Musa 'Basjoo' is often grown permanently outdoors in sheltered gardens in milder areas in temperate climates. Height 3-4m. The species produces male and female flowers on the same inflorescence which can extend for over 1m. The banana fruit formed are yellow-green in colour and are inedible, with sparse white pulp and many black seeds.

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plant Features
  • Japanese Banana likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Japanese Banana likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Japanese Banana is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Japanese Banana likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Japanese Banana

Latin name

Musa Basjoo

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Musaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Banana likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Japanese Banana is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese Banana likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Japanese Banana likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Japanese Banana is 0.50meters x 2.50meters 0.50 M 2.50 M

Musa Basjoo

Musa 'Basjoo' is often grown permanently outdoors in sheltered gardens in milder areas in temperate climates. Height 3-4m. The species produces male and female flowers on the same inflorescence which can extend for over 1m. The banana fruit formed are yellow-green in colour and are inedible, with sparse white pulp and many black seeds.


Flowering Season

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

The drooping inflorescence consists of leathery bracts which enclose the hand shaped custers of 2 inch flowers which can appear all year round, but often at the end of a long summer in the UK.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Can be planted from suckers taken from a mature plant into pots and re-potted twice a year until mature enough to be moved in summer to a sunny bed.

 
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