|I have a banana tree i planted just this spring and it grew from 2 ft to 10 ft. I really do not want to dig up. How can i effectively trim the tree and wrap it for winter? It is a hardy banana tree that can take some cold.|
|The roots of your plant are hardy to about 20F but the top is tender so expect it to die back. I would either dig and pot it up for overwintering in a semi protected spot such as a garage, or mulch the base with a couple of feet of leaves enclosed in a wire ring, or a foot of compost piled at the base. This way when the top dies back at the first freeze the base will survive to resprout the following spring. |
Best wishes with your banana tree!