The Q&A Archives: Banana Tree

Question: What is the best mulch? I know to cut trees to ground level and mulch, but I'm not sure what is best - hay, straw, hardwood mulch.

When do I use ammonium sulfate? Growing season or dormant season?

Can I separate these trees like I do with my regular banana trees in the spring?

Thanks for your quick response.

Answer: Pine straw is fine for mulch. It sounds to me as though you have lots of experience with banana trees. Your hardy banana is no different from the rest - divide in spring, use ammonium sulfate in spring after growth begins.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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