How Do You Prune A Banana Tree? - Knowledgebase Question

Austin, TX
Question by autumnhills
June 11, 2000
When and how close to the ground do you prune a banana tree?

Answer from NGA
June 11, 2000



Bananas do not need to be pruned. Most winters in central Texas will kill the stalks to the ground. Then you simply cut them off a few inches above the ground and they will send up new stalks from the base of the clump. If they make it through a mild winter, like last winter, just let them grow. You might even get fruit from the older stalks later in the year.

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