Basjoo Banana

Add a Tropical Feel Even to Cold Climates!

  • Tolerates temps to -20 with proper care
  • Planting zones 5 to 11!
  • Great for containers
  • Perfect for accenting pools or patios
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Product Details

Are you looking for a tropical plant that is cold hardy?  Look no further than the amazing Cold Hardy Basjoo Banana.

Growing in zones 5 to 11, the Basjoo is a real treasure!  This non-fruiting banana tree can tolerate temperatures down to -20 for short periods.  

Gorgeous, long, green leaves with hints of reddish-purple grow up to 4 feet long, giving this tree a real exotic look!  This tree only grows 10-15 feet tall, making it easy to maintain or even grow in a container.  

Bananas require a well-drained, nutrient-rich soil.  They love fertilizer.  Provide fertilizer, full sun, and allow your Basjoo Banana's soil to begin to dry out between waterings and you are sure to have one happy Banana Tree!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Well-drained, Fertile
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Botanical Name Musa Basjoo

How To Care for your new Basjoo Banana

Bananas require a well-drained, nutrient-rich soil.  They love fertilizer.  Provide fertilizer, full sun, and allow your Basjoo Banana's soil to begin to dry out between waterings and you are sure to have one happy Banana Tree!

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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