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Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana
Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana

Musa basjoo - Japanese Banana

The largest of the ornamental bananas, bringing a tropical feel to your garden with its enormous, arching lush green leaves. Although unlikely to produce fruit, it is hardy to about -5C, growing back… Read more
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The largest of the ornamental bananas, bringing a tropical feel to your garden with its enormous, arching lush green leaves. Although unlikely to produce fruit, it is hardy to about -5C, growing back from its base if frost affects to top growth, gradually forming a clump
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:400 cm
  • Spread:250 cm
  • RHS Garden Merit
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Protect From Frost
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

Over time, your banana will produce small offsets at the base. These can either be left to form a clump or separated off and grown on.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Banana Musa basjoo:

  • When growing outdoors, choose a site that is sheltered from the wind both for winter protection and also to prevent leaves being shredded.
  • Plant in late spring, in a well-drained soil, that has been enriched with plenty of organic matter.
  • Once plants are established, water and feed generously through the summer as they are greedy feeders.
  • Musa basjoo, can be left in situ over winter, although we do recommend that plants are wrapped to protect from cold weather.
  • If this is not an option for you, then they can be grown in a large pot and moved under cover after the first frost has blackened the leaves.

When growing bananas in containers

  • Grow in a soil-based compost, such as John Innes No. 3 with extra grit added to improve drainage.
  • Container-grown plants need ample watering during spring and summer months plus a weekly feed during the spring and summer with a general-purpose liquid feed, or a controlled-release fertiliser.
  • In autumn, over winter plants in a frost-free greenhouse or conservatory and reduce watering and feeding - watering only when on the dry side in winter.

 

Aftercare Advice for your Hardy Banana Musa:

  • Pot on in spring either once a year, or every other year. Increase pot size by 5-7.5cm (2-3in) initially then once established in 30cm (10in) pots, increase size by 10-15cm (4-6 inches) every two to three years.

 

Pruning Advice for Japanese Banana

  • Little pruning is needed. Just cut away old leaves near their base and, when wrapping up plants outdoors for winter, some stems may need to be cut back.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 7 to 10 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

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**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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