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Basjoo is the cold hardiest member of the Musa family. They can grow to an average height of 6-8 ft. They are known to be hardy in zones as cold as 4! If properly insulated with mulch/ tarp, it is known to withstand temperatures as low as 10-14 degrees F. Even if the Pseudostem is killed by the cold, this variety is known to send up new growth when conditions improve.
Musa Basjoo produces fruit, however it is predominantly used as an ornamental, or for its strong fibers. The fruit are generally tiny and most consider them to be inedible. However, they are eaten in Japan as a delicacy, where it is considered it to be an acquired taste.
This variety is a great addition to any Banana lovers plant collection, but especially for gardeners in colder climates. If you predominantly use Banana plants for their leaves, then this is the one for you!
Our plants are healthy at the time of shipping and we pack with the utmost care. ALL SALES FINAL on plants! It is your responsibility to check your mail after ordering a live plant! It is natural for some branch or leaves to fall in transit. Due to strict customs regulations we cannot ship plants outside mainland USA.