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Musa laterita


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Musa laterita is a hardy dwarf banana notable for its upright growth habit and bold red flowering bracts.


Description:
Musa laterita is a dwarf banana variety that is notable for its upright growth habit with leaves pointing upwards, not spreading. The upright flower bracts are red peeling open to reveal the tubular, yellow flowers. The small fruit are edible but contain seeds. Numerous suckers are usually borne from rhizomes originating from mother plant. Great in containers.


Common Name: Bronze Banana

Family: Musaceae (The Banana Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Green

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

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Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

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