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Musa Basjoo
(Japanese Banana)


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Drought Tolerant
200cm x 350cm
Annual, Half Hardy

Musa Basjoo is an enchanting tender perennial known for its exotic and tropical appeal. Commonly referred to as the Japanese Banana, Musa Basjoo features large, lush green leaves that create a stunning and dramatic effect in any garden or landscape. Despite its banana-like appearance, this variety is typically grown for its ornamental value rather than for fruit production. It is a hardy perennial, capable of surviving in colder climates, making it a popular choice for gardeners looking to bring a touch of the tropics to their gardens.  Musa Basjoo can add a bold and tropical touch to outdoor spaces, evoking a sense of exoticism and beauty.

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The Japanese Banana, now thought to have originated in China, is a large perennial that comes back across years in some climates, but it primarily bought in the UK as a bedding plant as it will not survive British winters unless indoors. This plant boasts large amounts of foliage with large green leaves, and bears green, albeit inedible fruit similar in shape to bananas, hence the plant's name.

Planting Conditions

Plant in a space with plenty of room, as this plant can grow to be very large. Positions mostly safe from cold winds are ideal, as cold wind can mark the leaves. Plant in nutrient rich soil.

Watering & Feeding

Water regularly.

General Care

Needs protection during harsh winters.