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Musa balbisiana - Plantain Banana - [Citrus Pre-Order] - Musaceae (The Banana Family)
Musa balbisiana - Plantain Banana - [Citrus Pre-Order] - Musa balbisiana is a tender and edible, ornamental plantain banana with red bracts and yellow skinned seedy fruit.
Musa balbisiana - Musa balbisiana is a tender and edible, ornamental plantain banana with red bracts and yellow skinned seedy fruit.


 
1g/2g
Price: $29.99
Zone Hardiness: 9-12
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Height: 10-15'
Width: 8-10'
Flower Colour: Green


Availability: May 2024 pick-up or shipping.
Product Code: 11843
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Musa balbisiana,  known as plantain banana, is a wild species and ancestor of many cultivated bananas along with M. acuminata. A fast grower up to 16 feet tall with a 9 foot spread and a more upright habit than other cultivars. The green flowers with red to maroon bracts produce yellow bananas 4-10 inches long. It is used for cooking - boiled, baked, fried or roasted - and is inedible in its raw state due to its seediness. Prefers moist, well-drained soil with heat, sun and humidity. Young plants prefer partial shade. Great for providing a tropical effect. Pollinators include birds and bats. Photo credit: Wikipedia.
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Average
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green, Burgundy/Red/Purple
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat: Light woodland and at forest margins
  • Geographical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent
  • BC Native: No


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