Northern Wonder Banana™

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We love tropical plants that you can grow nearly anywhere! Even in cold growing zones! One exotic beauty is the Northern Wonder™ Banana Tree (Musa basjoo 'Northern Wonder Banana'), which is a cold-hardy, herbaceous thriller and specimen plant that can thrive in cold growing zones!

The long, lustrous foliage can grow to 15-20’ in height when grown in warm regions and a container ready 8-10’ height in cooler climates. The tropical foliage will occasionally be accented by yellowish-cream blooms and small, green non-edible fruit. However, these plants are mostly grown for their lush foliage!

Featuring textural overlapping trunk-like stems, the Northern Wonder® grows so fast that under optimal conditions it will add both a new leaf and 2 feet of growth in a single week! For an exotic, tropical appearance for your home, inside or out, a cold-hardy Banana plant is a perfect choice!

Planting and Application:

You’ll love Northern Wonder™ and its incredible ornamental nature and exotic foliage! These fast-growing specimens are fantastic tucked into exotic planters or used as a thriller plant in mixed plantings and containers! Add a formal touch to poolside and patio with evenly spaced planters, or add to a mixed planting indoors or out!

In the ground or in a pot, these fast-growing tropical elements create impressive displays for your home's front entrance or decorate your porch and balcony! Talk about a conversation starter!

  • Large Brilliant Green Leaves
  • Fast Growing Ornamental Specimen & Container Thriller
  • Great as a Houseplant!
  • Greenery Indoors & Out
  • Provide Ample Fertilization & Moisture

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Banana Tree do best in full sun for the best growth and in a protected area from strong winds to keep your leaves looking their best! Tuck into any location with well-drained soil and consistent moisture access. A rich, organic mix is best to support the fast growth your tree will put on! Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship to support its vigorous growth!

  • Full Sun & Moist, Rich Well-Drained Soil
  • Once Established Tolerates Some Drought
  • Adaptable To A Variety Of Soil
  • Hardy USDA Zones 5-10 & Evergreen in Some Warmer Zones
  • Fast-Growing, Disease-Resistant & Cold-Hardy

The fascinating Northern Wonder™ Banana Tree will delight you with its hardiness, tolerance and ease of care! Order one for your home today both indoors and out before sells out of these striking plants!

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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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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Northern Wonder Banana™ Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Musa basjoo 'Northern Wonder Banana'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Fragrant Yes