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Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'


Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' is a fruit-bearing banana with red cone-shaped flowers and broad foliage. Highly ornamental.

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' is a tropical, fruit-bearing, edible banana plant that is also prized as an ornamental. Flowers are large and cone shaped emerging from the centre of the tree. Their fuchsia bracts reveal white tubular flowers producing small, tasty bananas. Young plants have long, broad, paddle-shaped leaves that emerge maroon or blotchy but then fade to green as they mature. Requires, moist well-drained soil with heat, sun and humidity. If kept indoors, the plant won't go dormant. Very pretty and fun to grow.

Common Name: Banana - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Musaceae (The Banana Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time:

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Yellow


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Light woodland and at forest margins


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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