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Musa basjooJapanese Banana

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.

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Perfect for tropical planting schemes

Large, lush green leaves produced every year

Produces edible fruits once mature

Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 500cm (197in)
Spread Up to 400cm (157in)

Tender Perennial

patiogreenhouseconservatoryexotic gardenspecimen plant

full sun

Flowering Months

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This fabulous banana palm is the perfect addition to any tropical planting scheme or as an exotic patio centrepiece. The gigantic, long leaves of Musa basjoo unfurl at the top of its woody stem for the summer months, creating shade and putting a tranquil, holiday feel into the space. Also known as Japanese banana palm, there’s no mistaking the distinct architectural appeal provided by the leaves. Once mature, a display of white flowers bring added interest to the display. During hot summers, these may even develop into small, edible green fruits. A tender palm suitable for growing in borders in milder parts of the UK, although it will need to be protected in winter. You can also grow this palm in a large container which can be moved under cover for the cooler months. Height: 5m (16’). Spread: 4m (13’).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

3 x 10.5cm potted musa plants (KA9253)
1 x 10.5cm potted musa plant (80856)

How to Grow
In very mild areas, grow Musa in any moist, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, with shelter from strong winds. In frost prone areas, Banana plants are best grown in containers of soil-based compost such as John Innes No. 3, which can be moved to a warm frost-free greenhouse or conservatory in winter.
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Feed weekly and water regularly throughout the growing season in spring and summer. Reduce watering in autumn, allowing the compost to partially dry out. As temperatures begin to fall, move container grown plants to a warm conservatory or greenhouse, and maintain a minimum temperature of 5C (41F). Plants grown outdoors should be wrapped with a protective layer of straw and hessian to protect them from cold winter weather.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3


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