This fantastic banana is known for its ability to be grown in all 50 states. It has quickly gained popularity due to its rapid growth and ease of care. Cold hardy in zones 3-7, the Basjoo will give you that tropical look no matter where you live.
Musa Basjoo has been cultivated both for it's fiber and as an ornamental plant in gardens outside its natural range, first in Japan, and from the late 19th century, then in the warmer parts of western Europe (north of the United Kingdom), the United States, and southern Canada.
In gardens, it is used as a hardy 'tropical foliage' plant. Although the pseudostem may only cope with a few degrees below freezing, the underground rhizome is considered frost hardy, if well insulated with thick mulch, in areas with winter temperatures down to 10 °F. The roots are considered hardy to 14 °F.
If the pseudostem is killed, the banana will resprout from the ground where it rapidly grows to full size in a season under optimal conditions. Thus, it can be grown as far north as USDA zone 6a. It can also be overwintered undercover in a pot and kept growing, which is the only way it can be made to fruit in northern regions as it requires 12-24 months of warmth to bloom.
Quantity: 1 Musa Basjoo Banana Tree - Live Plant - 1 Ft. Tall