Musa basjoo


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Noun1.Musa basjoo - Asiatic banana plant cultivated especially as a foliage plant in Japan
banana, banana tree - any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
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Musa basjoo is the hardiest of the bananas but should still be considered as a tender perennial and moved to a frost-free area over winter and planted out when the frosts have passed.
As will Musa basjoo from Japan, which is the world's most cold-hardy banana, and the tough Chusan palm, Trachycarpus fortunei from China, which is the only palm that is hardy enough for our British climate.
Musa basjoo is the most hardy for our climate, but should still be considered as a tender perennial, moved to a frost-free area over winter and planted out when the frosts are gone.
DIY it Cold comfort If you've been growing exotic plants in the garden, it would be a good idea to protect them for winter - especially if you're growing tree ferns and the banana Musa basjoo (which still needs your help, even though it has a hardy reputation).
Musa basjoo (banana) and canna are not so tough and I recommend these be lifted and placed in a frost free environment.
Michael's Welsh bananas are from an unpalatable Japanese variety called musa basjoo and would be too full of seeds to eat.
The fruit produced by the Musa basjoo species are usually full of seeds and have little flesh, if they ripen.
For instance, one researcher bid on a banana, Musa basjoo (20-30cm tall in a 9cm pot) with a starting bid of pounds 3.
Mike Hughes, head gardener at Durham University's Botanical Gardens, said: "There is a type of banana called musa basjoo.
The hardiest variety is the perennial musa basjoo, which works well as an exotic bedding feature.
Michael's crop are from an unpalatable Japanese variety called Musa Basjoo and would be too full of seeds to eat.