Asked by: Criptana Sanchez Rico
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

How cold hardy are banana trees?

The tropical look that banana trees, Musa Basjoo, give our gardens always gets attention from visitors. Also called Japanese Fiber Bananas, they are cold hardy to 20 degrees below zero, withstanding our winters quite nicely. In warmer climates Japanese Banana will grow to 18 feet tall.

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Regarding this, what is the most cold hardy banana tree?

Musa basjoo Considered the most cold hardy banana! Its lush green foliage provides an outstanding tropical effect yet its roots survive much colder temperatures than other bananas.

Also, how do you take care of a banana tree in the winter? Place the plant in a container filled with moist sand and store it in an area that will not drop below 50 degrees F. Stop watering or fertilizing and allow the plant to go dormant. In the spring, after the last frost date in your area, you can plant your banana tree in the garden again.

Regarding this, how cold can banana plants tolerate?

Banana trees (even the cold tolerant ones) prefer warm humid temperatures for maximum growth. They grow fastest when the daytime highs are 80°F to 95°F (27°C to 35°C). Growth will slow drastically below 57°F (14°C). The tops of the plants will die back to the ground at the first sign of frost.

How do you protect a banana tree from the wind?

Plant them near a hill, wall or building on the side from which most wind comes to provide some wind protection. This may not provide enough protection in a storm. You can also plant a row, or surround your banana plant with a strong hedge for a windbreak.

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