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Musa ensete ventricosum /Abyssinian Banana

Musa ensete ventricosum  / Musa ensete ventricosum
A single trunk of striking foliage
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A single trunk of striking foliage

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Scientific Name: Musa ensete ventricosum
Common Name: Abyssinian Banana
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: This cultivar has leaves up to 15 feet long and 1 1/2 feet wide with the underside and midrib red. Bananas my flower and fruit at any season of the year. Ensete are monocarpic which means that after flowering and fruiting the plant dies. After the stalks die or freeze to the ground, they should be removed. Banana plants lend bold, tropical texture to the landscape.