Musa acuminata Colla

Cavendish Banana, Chinese Banana, Dwarf Banana

Family: Musaceae

Genus: Musa

Category: Perennial

Zones: 10 to 11

Size: To 20' tall

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Tropical foliage, leaves to 10' long in the ground, leaf sheaths form a 'trunk'. Cream to yellow flowers in summer, edible yellow bananas. Consistently moist soil.



Published in Mem. Reale Accad. Sci. Torino 25: 394 in 1820.

Native to China, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and other areas of tropical Asia.


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