Banana trees are often planted in home landscapes to create a tropical feeling environment. For a homeowner who wants an easy-to-grow tree that has ornamental qualities and provides fresh fruit, consider the banana tree.
The banana tree is a perennial plant that has very large leaves; leaves should be protected from strong winds, which can damage them. The tree also shows off large, exotic looking flowers and produces one of the most popular fruits in the U.S.
When deciding where to plant a banana tree, the site should be protected from wind and cold temperatures. The tree grows best in warm climates, on flat ground with well-drained soil. If being planted in areas susceptible to wet conditions, banana trees should be planted in high beds or mounds to keep the root system above the saturated soi