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Musa ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' /Red Abyssinian Banana

Musa ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'  / Musa ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Bold presence in the landscape
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Bold presence in the landscape

Color in the leaf stems is a special feature of this selection

Striking coarse textured foliage in mid summer

Image showing the back sides of the foliage

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Scientific Name: Musa ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Common Name: Red Abyssinian Banana
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Maurelli is a seasonal bloomer. It develops broad leaves with a pink-bronze color and leaf axils and trunk that become bright burgundy-red. Where not hardy, it may be grown as a container plant and protected form freezing so it will live for another year.