Cold Hardy Basjoo Banana Tree

Cold Hardy Basjoo Banana Tree

7 reviews
  • Provides tropical feel


  • Attractive foliage

  • Fast growing

  • Cold tolerant

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

The Most Cold Hardy Banana Variety on the Market!

Say hello to a tropical plant paradise right in your own backyard with these cold hardy banana trees – Musa basjoo!

These lush ornamental banana trees can add a touch of the islands to any landscape—even in freezing temperatures! This banana cultivar can grow in all 50 states and in the warmer months can grow up to two feet a week.

Grows best across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 4-10 and has excellent winter hardiness. The banana tree can go through cold winters and withstand winter temperatures down to -20°F with proper mulching techniques.

What many of us mistake as a trunk of a banana tree is actually a “false stem“. All parts of the tree are herbaceous and the trunk is a roll up of green banana leaves waiting to emerge.

Basjoo Banana Care

The Basjoo banana tree will grow 10 to 15 feet tall in maturity and does best in full sun to partial sunlight. It is adaptable to a variety of soils as long as you mulch it for winter care. Best growth will happen in medium, well-drained soils and warm airy temperatures. It can grow up to 1-2 feet during the spring growing season.

Strong winds and freezing temperatures in the colder climates may cause the stalks and green leaves to die back to the ground level. Banana Tree Care winter includes pruning the banana plants down to the ground or 1 foot above and heavily mulching with organic material. If you live in an area with mild winters, your leaves may wilt and droop after a cold winter night. With these hardy banana plants, you can cut the leaves off in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth.

With a large layer of mulch, the roots will stay safe under the warmth of the soil. In the spring new stalks will shoot up from the cold hardy banana tree rhizomes replacing the dead ones from the previous year.

Banana plants will grow best with the addition of an annual application of slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball.

This banana fruit tree is easy to grow, very fast growing, and is a beautiful plant that will compliment any landscape. It will stay compact even at full size and will grow to the planting condition you put it in.

Bring a lush feel of the tropics to your home garden with the Musa Basjoo Banana plant for sale.

Check out the Ornamental Banana Grow Guide and Growing Fruit Trees in Containers for more information on planting and growing ornamental bananas.

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Botanical Name
Musa 'Basjoo'
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Sunlight
Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Light Green

Mature Width
8-10 ft

Mature Height
12-15 ft

Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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04/09/2020
Alexandra A.

My tree looked nothing like the picture. It arrived in a poor shape, dried stem and only 2 damaged leaves.. I have tried to contact customer service 3 times, just being ignored.

06/19/2022

Perfect Plants

We're sadden to hear the news about your Cold Hardy Basjoo Banana Tree, Alexandra. We strive at excellent customer care. Will be sure to pass the feedback along to our team.

KB
09/28/2019
Karrie B.

Love my new plant and it shipped wonderfuly it was tall as i am 5 foot 7 inches will be buying more this nexted summer !

06/19/2022

Perfect Plants

We are bananas over your review Karrie. We hope you're able to enjoy your Cold Hardy Basjoo Banana Tree for years to come. All the best.

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11/29/2018
Ellie

Thanks for all the assistance helping me choose the perfect banana tree for my home. I am so excited for the bananas. Thanks for the wonderful customer service.

06/18/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi Ellie! We are bananas over your kind words. So happy for you and your new Cold Hardy Basjoo Banana Tree. Happy harvesting!

JJ
01/28/2018
John J.

Bought last year, came back to buy more plants and wanted to leave a review on the bananas. For one, they grow fast! They look very lush, planted in Atlanta, Ga. They do go dormant in the winter here so know that they are not dead when the leafs turn brown.

06/17/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi John! Happy to hear you're bananas over your Cold Hardy Basjoo Banana Tree order. We appreciate you continuing to allow us assist you with your tree needs and cannot wait to see you again.

JG
05/13/2017
Jared G. Rogers

Mine shipped fast and was around 3ft tall. Still amazed that I can buy plants online and they show up in a box! The plant was packaged perfectly with bamboo stakes and string. I will be planting my tree today.

06/17/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi Jared. We're going bananas over here because of your thoughtful review. How crazy is it that you can buy plants online?! We hope you're enjoying your Cold Hardy Basjoo Banana Tree.

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