Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

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Homegrown banana bunches - Want to feel like you're at a tropical resort? Do you enjoy tasty bananas? Well, we have the perfect tree for you! Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree (Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish') is perfect for almost any size yard! It's attractive, compact, and produces petite bananas! Doesn't that sound a-peeling?

The Dwarf Cavendish is one of the most important varieties of Banana in the world today. Since the 1950s, the Dwarf Cavendish has made up the lion’s share of all Bananas sold.

This variety has become the variety that all others are compared to for flavor and adaptability. The Dwarf Cavendish produces Bananas that range in size from five inches to eight inches. It will produce a bunch of Bananas each year - up to 90 bananas, so be sure to share!

Planting and Application:

An immature Dwarf Cavendish Banana will have purple or red splotching on its smooth green leaves, that fades as it matures. When fully grown, it’s regal and attractive, with broad, shiny green leaves, and yellowish-green bark. You'll feel like you're in a tropical paradise!

Because of its easy-going nature and dwarf size, many choose to keep theirs in a container (this also keeps the plant smaller). This self-pollinating tree is perfect for patios or gardens. Keep beside your front or backdoor, so you can just reach out and pluck a snack.

  • Compact dwarf - Mature trees produce up to 90 Bananas annually
  • Easy to grow & self-fruitful
  • Banana bread, pudding, Banana pancakes & eating fresh
  • In colder climates, can be grown as a houseplant
  • Pollinator-friendly when it blooms for other Banana varieties

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The Dwarf Cavendish Banana grows well planted in your garden in full sun with well-drained but high-medium moisture soil. This sub-tropical dwarf is great for young gardeners to learn about plant growth and harvesting!

This plant is perfect for those that want a tree's worth of bananas without the space a full-size tree requires.

  • Disease resistant
  • Hardy in Zones 9-10 or in a container on a porch or greenhouse for cooler climates
  • Full sun & high fertility & moist soil
  • Grows up to 5-6 feet tall & 7-8 feet wide foliage
  • Visit our Garden Blog for more Fruit Trees for a Small Yard

Don't miss out on this attractive banana plant that produces ample, sweet fruit. With the Dwarf Cavendish Banana, you can have your cake and eat it, too! Order yours now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-10
Growing Zones 9-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Tolerates heavy, well-drained soils
Moisture Moderate to High
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No