Musa basjooJapanese Fiber Banana, Hardy Banana
Firstly the Japanese Fibre Banana neither comes from Japan, nor is it cultivated for fibre - so as common names, go, this is fairly inaccurate!
Hardy Banana, however, hits the nail squarely on the head as this giant herbaceous perennial has been know to come back from beneath ground after -20C. Typically, however, gardeners generally tend to try to keep as much stem as possible - a useful technique for this is illustrated here.
During the growing season Musa basjoo is almost impossible to overfeed or overwater and will repay your kindness with a new 3m long leaf every week.
*As the plants are quite delicate, it is impossible to ship them without damage. Therefore, the banana tree leaves are being cut before shipping to you. The new leaves will emerge fast.
Musa basjoo Identification Sheet
- Common name(s)
- Japanese Fiber Banana, Hardy Banana
- Full sun, moist, well-drained soil
- Eventual height
- Eventual spread
- 5m though easily kept to less
- -15C or lower
- Skill level
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it.
With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.
Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.
Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.
For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.
All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.
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KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED
Slightly underwhelmed by my musa basjoo that arrived today. I had seen such gorgeous specimens at the Palm Centre last Summer and it was these that had fuelled my desire to get one for the garden. Accepting that the leaves would be removed before transit, I thought that this would be a good time of year to buy one online, before the leaves start to appear. Not as tall as I’d expected, based on those I’d seen last year and more recently at the Palm Centre, but I’ve planted it in a sunny bed and am keeping my fingers crossed that it flourishes and produces lots of large luscious leaves. I’ll keep you updated!
Great plant well packaged and delivered in top condition!
Great price, fast delivery and a nice little plant. Very pleased.
Starting chucking out giant leaves as soon as it arrived - ppl cant believe how quickly it's growing from a stick to a Banana, great plant
Delay in arriving but was advised of this. Plants appeared to be young plants with plenty of fresh growth and wasn't expecting this. Re-potted them and have placed in sunny position. Leaves have wilted and gone brown. Don't know if they will recover this year or not.
I ordered a banana tree (musa bajoo), it arrived promptly, excellent condition and I am very pleased with the plant. Wouldn't hesitate to use the palm centre again in future.
have bought a banana plant every year for the past three years, starting from the very cheap size to the biggest - dearest size. none of the trees survived the winter despite protecting the plant and the past two winters here in the south being very mild. This is the last one I will be buying - I hope I am not wasting my money again.
Arrived in great condition, taller than expected, but that's good.
<p>Received what I thought would be a cracking specimen looks dead now within a week what can I say </p><p style="margin-left:30px;"><strong style="color:#3f48cc;">Palm Centre Reply</strong><span style="color:#3f48cc;">: We're so sorry to hear you're not happy with your Banana Tree. We clearly specify that </span><span style="color:#00a2e8;"><span style="color:#3f48cc;">as the plant is quite delicate, it is impossible to ship them without damage. Therefore, the banana tree leaves are being cut before shipping to you. This is why maybe you meant by looking dead. New leaves will emerge soon as we're getting close for this time of the year where Musa basjoo grows quick and strong leaves.</span></span></p>
My order of musa basjoo and strelitzia reginae arrived well packed even with gift I'm really satisfied and the height and condition was better than I expected ????
Arrived safely, very well packaged. Planted yesterday so cannot pass any other comments at the moment.
Arrived safely well packaged and promptly, Great size and has already sprung into life and looking good
Received 3 Musa Basjoo superb plants. I would highly recommend . THE PALM CENTRE to all my gardening friends,i will certainly be back to buy more from you . regards Carol McGovern.
Excellent service. Speedy delivery. Nice to do business with you.
Very speedy delivery of 3 plants in 1 pot that separated easily. No damage during transit. Good job.
Ordered 2 2ltr Musas, initially had a problem with one of them but it was dealt with very professionally. Planned m plants are excellent and bigger than expected. Well done!!
Bought a Musa Basjoo in early May (along with several other plants). Arrived perhaps around 6-7 feet tall with a healthy stem. Since then the first leaf has unfurled. Fairly sure the tree will give us magnificent foliage during the summer.
Planted one of these last year and it grew from a few inches high to around 6 feet - stunning plant and the centre piece of my exotic garden. Didn't expect it to survive our Yorkshire winter so didn't try to protect it but it survived anyway and has been putting leaves out for the past month. Each frost has killed the leaves but it's still going and hopefully the latest leaves will survive now it's mid-May.
Bought this last year, protected as best I can through the winter. Sadly hasn't survived. Not sure what else to try.
Arrived well wrapped - due to size hard to gauge health but have planted out and looking forward to seeing the resulting growth. Have bought palms here and arrived healthy and well packaged also
The plant was smaller than described, disappointed :(
Arrived the following morning perfectly wrapped and in perfect condition..Exactly as described .Well done.