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Musa 'basjoo'

Spectacular plant with 3m long leaves

Basjoo

    • A spectacular tall architectural plant with huge fan-like leaves up to 3m long and spikes of cream flowers sometimes followed by inedible green fruits
    • A fast growing evergreen which can be grown in conservatories, pots or in sunny wallside borders
    • Ideal in Mediterranean or Jungle planting schemes
    • Excellent disease resistance
    • Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Musa 'basjoo'

Spectacular plant with 3m long leaves
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Basjoo

    • A spectacular tall architectural plant with huge fan-like leaves up to 3m long and spikes of cream flowers sometimes followed by inedible green fruits
    • A fast growing evergreen which can be grown in conservatories, pots or in sunny wallside borders
    • Ideal in Mediterranean or Jungle planting schemes
    • Excellent disease resistance
    • Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant In 3 litre Pot

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

3-4.5m

Eventual spread:

1.5-2.5m
Spreads between 1.5-2.5m

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Cream
Produces drooping terminal spikes of large cream flowers

Habit:

Upright/suckering
An upright, tree-like plant which reproduces by throwing out small plants or 'suckers'.

Hardiness:

Half hardy
H2 - tolerant of low temperatures (1-5) but will need winter protection from frost.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

1.5m
Plant at least 1.5m apart to allow for leaf spread

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

Generally disease free. If grown under glass

Water well

Musa basjoo needs a moist soil and regular watering

Full sun

Grow in a sunny

Moist

hummus rich

Feed regularly

Musa will benefit from a regular feed with general purpose fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season.

No pruning required

Remove spent foliage and cut back in autumn if desired.

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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