Good to know: A Musa is not a tree. It is a banana plant and the way it grows makes it of the herb family. Instead of a woody trunk, it's trunk is a culmination of layered leaf stalks. For our purposes in Canada the Musa plant gives the garden a tropical ambience and can be brought indoors to winter. We carry 4 varieties as follows:
- Dwarf Cavendish-can grow to 6' over several seasons
- Tropicana-can grow to 3', very dwarf Cavendish
- Basjoo-may be cold hardy to zone 5 if roots are heavily mulched in winter
- Maurelii-red leaf ribs and red leaf tips. Can grow 3-5'
Light requirements: full sun
Uses: specimen, houseplant, mixed containers