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Ensete glaucum


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The rare snow banana is a Musa relative with large, dramatic, paddle-shaped leaves w/ a distinct bluish cast hardy into zone 7b w/ protection.


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The rare snow banana, Ensete glaucum, is a Musa relative with large, dramatic, paddle-shaped leaves with a distinct bluish cast which also extends to the thick trunk. Plants are hardy in zone 8 and into zone 7b with protection. When mature, the incredible inflorescence of layered green bracts resembles an elephant's trunk. Plants are fast-growing quickly making a bold subtropical statement in the garden or in containers. In colder zones bring indoors in winter. Leaves can be chopped off and plants stored in a frost-free location with little light. Photo: Wikipedia.


Common Name: Snow Banana

Family: Musaceae (The Banana Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7b-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Blue

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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