Musa acuminata /Dwarf Banana

Musa acuminata  / Musa acuminata
Rosette of tight, coarse textured foliage
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Rosette of tight, coarse textured foliage

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Scientific Name: Musa acuminata
Common Name: Dwarf Banana
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This banana species has little frost hardiness, and cannot withstand temperatures below 30 degrees F. However, even when banana plants freeze to the ground, they may come back from the roots as the temperatures rise in the spring. The height of plant depends on the cultivar. The dwarf variety seldoms gets more that five feet tall. Flowering and fruiting may occur at any season where the plant in hardy. When stalks freeze to the ground, they should be removed in late winter or early spring. This and all bananas may flower and fruit seasonally.