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Musa paradisiaca

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Musa paradisiaca Pacific Plantain Banana,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Trees Clumping, Spreading, Upright

Description:
Small tropical fruiting plant commonly known as the banana tree. Large lush green leaves and bunches of long yellow fruit make this plant an attractive choice for tropical gardens. Grows approx. 2-9m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Musaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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