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Hardy Ethiopian Black Banana Plants (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii')Hardy Ethiopian Black Banana Plants (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii')Hardy Ethiopian Black Banana Plants (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii')

Hardy Ethiopian Banana Plants

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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'

  • Evergreen perennial
  • Long, upright, dark green leaves with reddish-purple edges
  • Red stems
  • Rarely, if ever, flowers in the UK
  • To 2.5-4m x 2.5-4m
  • Hardiness H2
  • Full sun / partial shade
  • Requires shelter, fertile soil & consistent water in summer
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Ensete ventricosum Maurelii, Hardy Ethiopian Banana Plants - 3 Litre Pots

A deep dark evergreen perennial with long, upright leaves. The stems are red, and the leaf edges are tinged with dark ruddy purple.

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Features

  • Evergreen perennial
  • Long, upright, dark green leaves with reddish-purple edges
  • Red stems
  • Rarely, if ever, flowers in the UK
  • To 2.5-4m x 2.5-4m
  • Hardiness H2
  • Full sun / partial shade
  • Requires shelter, fertile soil & consistent water in summer
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Hardy Ethiopian Banana

Full sun or partial shade. Shelter from wind and a rich well drained soil are necessary for it to thrive.

Best bought inside over winter especially in Northern regions. If left outside in Southern areas cut the leaves down in autumn and mulch heavily over top to protect from frosts. When you prune out dead leaves, only cut off the leaf itself right at the base of the blade, not any further down.