Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'

Dwarf Cavendish Banana



Family: Musaceae

Genus: Musa

Parent: Musa acuminata

Category: Perennial

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 8' tall

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Winter In


Leaves green with occasional red markings. Edible fruit but needs consistent warmth to fruit. Suckers.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Springhill in 2009 and potted it up, overwintering in the conservatory. It has grown to about 3' tall and produced several offspring, but has not fruited or flowered. In spring 2013 I separated it into 3 pieces and planted on in the One Of Everything garden and one in the Helipad And Tiers garden.

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