New! Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Ornamental Red Banana
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Ornamental Red Banana

New! Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Ornamental Red Banana

SKU: S10131
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Common Name: Red Banana
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Mature Height: 8-10'
Spacing: 6-8' Ships as: 10" pot (foliage)
Shipping Details Shipment begins in early April 2022, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details
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Ornamental Red Banana Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' is a showpiece in any garden, adding a towering spray of large, paddle-shaped, olive-green leaves with dark burgundy ribs to the patio or garden and instantly lending the surroundings the feel of a tropical paradise. Also known as the red Abyssinian Banana, these vigorous, fast-growing plants can reach up to 40’ tall in their natural tropical habitat, but deployed as annuals in cooler climates, they generally top out at 8-10’. Site ‘Maurelii’ in a sunny spot or an area with a bit of shade from the hottest afternoon rays, and allow it ample space. Provide steady moisture along with shelter from strong winds that could tear at the broad leaves. In cool climates, Ornamental Bananas may be wintered over indoors, but if you plan to do that with your ‘Maurelii,’ you’ll want to pot it in a container in spring and not the ground as this particular variety, once settled, does not like to be disturbed. As frosty weather nears, simply move the pot indoors. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.


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