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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.
Sanj on 05 September 2018
Great plant well packaged and delivered in top condition!
Samuel on 31 July 2018
Great price, fast delivery and a nice little plant. Very pleased.
brunomartelli on 26 March 2018
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
Karen Renwick on 15 August 2017
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.
Teresa on 01 June 2017
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.
christine urwin on 25 May 2017
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.
David K on 07 May 2017
Arrived in great condition, taller than expected, but that's good.
Gwyn on 03 May 2017
Received what I thought would be a cracking specimen looks dead now within a week what can I say
Palm Centre Reply: We're so sorry to hear you're not happy with your Banana Tree. We clearly specify that 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.
Dominik on 27 April 2017
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 ????
Roger Griffiths on 27 March 2017
Arrived safely, very well packaged. Planted yesterday so cannot pass any other comments at the moment.
Dave Pollard on 13 March 2017
Arrived safely well packaged and promptly, Great size and has already sprung into life and looking good
Carol McGovern on 14 July 2016
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.
Jan Marais on 15 April 2016
Excellent service. Speedy delivery. Nice to do business with you.
Jonathan Roe on 18 January 2016
Very speedy delivery of 3 plants in 1 pot that separated easily. No damage during transit. Good job.
Richard Perry on 16 September 2015
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!!
Qamar Z on 09 June 2015
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.
jon kelly on 14 May 2015
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.
Kevin roman on 23 April 2015
Bought this last year, protected as best I can through the winter. Sadly hasn't survived. Not sure what else to try.
Andy on 15 April 2015
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
Dave Deakin on 15 April 2015
The plant was smaller than described, disappointed :(
Jack Magnus on 01 April 2015
Arrived the following morning perfectly wrapped and in perfect condition..Exactly as described .Well done.