Growing banana plants in zone 7

Banana plants can be a dramatic addition to a home landscape, and create a tropical focal point. Troy Marden visits with a home gardener who has many specimens in his backyard garden, and they discuss the varieties that perform well in USDA Climate Zone 7.

Plants Featured in this Clip

MUSA basjoo (Japanese fiver banana)
MUSA velutina (Pink velvet banana)

Gardener Extras

  1. Banana plants are herbaceous perennials, technically a large herb. It has no woody fiber. Rather, it forms a succulent stalk.
  2. Locate banana plantings well away from property lines (6-10'), as their ability to spread may cause problems to neighbors.

Troy B. Marden

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