Architectural Banana Plant Collection with 3 Varieties
A spectacular collection of three different varieties of banana plants, perfect for the UK climate!
Bring a real warm, tropical feel to your garden, patio, balcony or even terrace with these architectural banana plants that have recently become very popular in the UK thanks to their stunning large, paddle shaped leaves and tolerance to the UK clime!
Now you don’t have to travel far to find a piece of the exotic…simply step out of your back door!
Perfect for growing in large heavy pots and in sunny spots, these three banana plants will each give you something different to admire.
The ‘Red Abysinnian’ is a relative newcomer but it’s not hard to see its appeal. Its giant leaves can reach 75cm long in a season but what really stands out is how they are heavily veined burgundy red, and in full sun the leaf edges have a very red tinge.
The Japanese Banana ‘Musa basjoo’ is a more typical kind of banana plant with giant fan-like leaves that will unfurl as they emerge each year through the central trunk and within 3-4 years you will have leaves over 1M long! Hailing from Japan, it loves sunshine but it is hardy to -6C perfect for the UK climate! This Japanese Hardy Banana is brilliant if planted into a large pot and will create a real tropical feel to your garden. Watch as the leaves spread gloriously out through the air, creating wonderful shadows on your patio!
The ‘Golden Lotus’ banana really is something a bit different. Without doubt, the toughest and hardiest of all ornamental bananas in the UK, it is grown for its dramatic and tough leaves, and once mature, it's amazing and long lasting golden yellow flowers - hence its name. The flower is in fact it's last hurrah - a 6 month epic flower display, but a sign the plant will die - but fear not - you will have plenty of established pups round the side in a clump, each of which will grow and develop to maturity too. It is thus best regarded as a clump forming perennial.
Each plant in this collection is much shorter and less vigorous than other huge banana plants too at around 4-5ft tall maximum, making it ideal for large pots in small gardens - grow in full sun or shade, it makes a great talking point.
These banana plants are so easy to grow and make great exotic looking patio focal points!
Please Note – these banana plants do not produce any edible banana fruit, not even tiny ornamental ones.
- Ideal For: Beds, borders, pots, containers, exotic gardens
- Flowers: Golden Lotus (musella lasiocarpa) will flower from May for up to 6 months
- Position: Full sun
- Height/Spread: Various – approx. 1.5 x 1m
- Hardiness: Hardy – Red Abysinnian (ensete venricosum maurelii) may need frost protection.
- Supplied as: A set of 3 potted plants in 1L pots – one each of the following varieties:
- Musella lasiocarap – Hardy Golden Lotus Banana
- Musa basjoo – Hardy Japanese Banana
- Ensete ventricosum ‘Mauelli’ – Red Abysinnian Banana
- 1 x Musella lasiocarap – Hardy Golden Lotus Banana potted plant in 1L pot
- 1 x Musa basjoo – Hardy Japanese Banana potted plant in 1L pot
- 1 x Ensete ventricosum ‘Mauelli’ – Red Abysinnian Banana potted plant in 1L pot
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