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The Most Cold Hardy Banana Tree You'll Find!

Basjoo Banana, Masu 'Basjoo', also 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.

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 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 In Containers As A Houseplant
  • Fast Growing
  • Adaptable To A Variety Of Soil

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

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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