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Red Banana Tree

Musa Acuminata
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Description

The Red Banana Tree (Musa Acuminata) is an ornamental tree with exotic foliage, reddish-purple skin and vibrant, scarlet-colored stems. Though they do not typically produce edible fruit, red banana trees produce an attractive, standout enhancement to any house, yard or landscape. Originally from Southeast Asia, these trees usually have leaves of about 6 to 10 feet high. Blooms might show up on mature plants.

There are several sorts of Red Banana trees, including the Zebrina Banana, the Siam Ruby Banana and the Bordelon Banana. Ornamental Red Banana trees can include tall, medium-size and dwarf size trees. All types are fast growing, and taking care of banana trees isn't challenging at all. This tree only calls for periodic maintenance and little pruning.

growing zone 7-10
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Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full
Drought Tolerance Poor
Mature Height 15-20 Feet
Mature Width 6-8 Feet

How To Care

Red Banana tree care is rather simple once you've learned what the tree requires. First, the soil needs to constantly be moist, so be sure to keep the tree well watered and do not allow the soil go dry. At the very same time, be careful not to puddle ground, as this might result in root rot. You might need to irrigate during times of prolonged drought, however bananas do often tend to be resilient.

In terms of the soil itself, keep in mind that Red Banana trees do best in well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Soil that has a pH in between 5.5 & 6.5 is ideal. Fertilize your banana tree frequently also.

Red Banana trees are hearty, big eaters and also require lots of nutrients, specifically for blossoming and fruit production. Potassium-rich fertilizer is terrific, and you could also include garden compost and manure to assist boosting the tree's nutrient intake. It's advised that you use of 1 extra pound of fertilizer for a more youthful plant and as much as 2 pounds for a fully grown tree.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full
Drought Tolerance Poor
Mature Height 15-20 Feet
Mature Width 6-8 Feet

Landscape Ideas

This powerful bronze-colored, fat-trunk banana is really bold in the garden and is also used just as a solitary accent. A really valuable tree for high-density coastal gardens to separate residences that might be simply a couple of feet apart. Perfect for courtyards where they won't overgrow. With its solitary trunk, it is best in huge exotic pots enhanced with a South Pacific theme. In cooler environments, it can be planted in huge pots or sheltered indoors for the winter season. Best in extremely sheltered places such as courtyards, walled entry gardens, atriums and also protected slots between structures.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Ornamental Banana collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full
Drought Tolerance Poor
Mature Height 15-20 Feet
Mature Width 6-8 Feet

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08/07/2020
William S.
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FAST, GREAT SERVICE, PLANTS WERE EXCELLENT. WILL ORDER MORE!!!!

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08/04/2020
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Banana By Mail!!!

Great quality product and impressive shipping carton and packing! its nice to be able to shop for plants online and get results like this. Great growers, great shipping and good execution leads to fantastic service.