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The Most Cold Hardy Banana Tree You’ll Find!

Basjoo Banana, Masu 'Basjoo', aslo knows as the Japanese Banana, is a cold hardy, herbaceous plant. In fact, the Masu Basjoo Banana tree is said to be able to grow in all 50 states! Plant a few next to your pool or patio for that rare tropical appeal that enhances an area like no other plant. Basjoo Banana even does well in containers, creating an impressive display for your home’s front entrance.

Your Masu Basjoo Banana is an impressive variety of banana to be sure! Its 2-foot wide leaves can grow up to 6 feet in length , overlapping for a trunk-like appearance at its center. Masu Basjoo grows so fast that under optimal conditions it will add both a new leaf and 2 feet of growth in a single week!

Most people grow the Masu Basjoo Banana tree just for its incredible, ornamental nature and exotic foliage. In some cases, Basjoo Banana may flower in summer, displaying yellow-tinted, creamy blossoms that precede small, green fruits (that are inedible). Generally however, your Basjoo may not flower or fruit, and It’s an adaptable banana variety, and you can easily bring it indoors for winter, or even just grow it as a houseplant if you prefer.

Masu Basjoo Banana will grow up to 14 feet with an equal spread. It’s fast-growing, disease resistant and extremely cold hardy (if protected, it can tolerate -20F). It’s adaptable to a variety of soils and can even tolerate a bit of drought or shade. It’s evergreen in some areas, and in colder climates will die back to the ground (for an orderly winter appearance). It’s sometimes called a “fiber banana” because it’s valued in Japan for its usefulness in fabrics…so it can even be a conversation-starter.

If you’d love an exotic, tropical appearance for your home (inside or out), Masu Basjoo Banana tree is the perfect choice in a cold-hardy banana variety that you can count on for a stellar performance in your home this year!

* Cold hardy
* Works well in containers
* Evergreen (in some areas)
* Fast-growing
* Can be grown as a houseplant
* Adaptable to a variety of soils


Musa Basjoo Banana Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Musa basjoo
Foliage Green
Mature Height 6 - 14 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 14 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Cream to Yellow