Ensete glaucum 'Snow Banana'
This Banana relative is found growing in Asia from
India to Papua New Guinea. Commonly called the Snow Banana Ensete
glaucum can with stand some cold temps and has be reported to over
winter in zone 8 and zone 7b if protected. Ensete glaucum has a blue
green color to the trunk and foliage the leaves are held at the top
similar to most Musa species. The base is usually more swollen at the
bottom and can be 1 to 2 feet wide. The flowers are very large and showy
usually green and 1 foot wide and several feet long a spectacular sight
when in flowering. Seldom offered and a great plant for subtropical and
tropical garden. Should also do great as a large potted plant.
Plants are potted in 4 1/2 inch pots.
Foliage: Large banana like plant with green trunk and blue green foliage.
Flower: Huge flowers 1 foot wide and several feet long.
Height: 8 to 15 feet tall
Situation: Full to part sun
Zone: 8 and up possibly hardier if mulched?
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