Tropicals forum: Banana Tree

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Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Jun 9, 2012 5:58 PM CST
Banana Trees...looking for sound gardening advice, information, varieties, tips and tricks, pests/disease and treatment, reference materials ie books and other publications, propigating, dividing, growing, and overwintering non hardy Banana Trees in northern climates without a green house.
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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krancmm
Jun 10, 2012 9:45 AM CST
If you haven't already, check out and join the International Bananas Society: http://www.bananas.org/

There's a wealth of info, including forums devoted to cold-climate banana growing, overwintering, best varieties for cold climates, etc. It's a very welcoming and useful site that many banana growers belong to - tropical to sub-arctic, breeders to amateurs.

You may very well find answers to a lot of your questions just perusing the forums.
Monica
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Jun 10, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Thank you Monica
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
Sweat Weather, Not Sweater Weather
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Gulf Coast Multi-Region Gardener Seed Starter
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krancmm
Jun 10, 2012 11:01 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Hope it's useful for you.
Monica
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 18, 2012 9:06 AM CST
Susan, My son overwintered his in his basement last year. It finally got too big for him to keep in the house for the winter. We tried pulling it out of the pot and wrapping it in burlap. It didn't look too bad when we pulled it out but it was a bit soft around the base near the root ball. While moving it out it cracked at that point so we pulled the top off and he planted the bottom. I am not sure how big it will grow this summer but it is growing. I had heard somewhere that you can dig them up in the fall and cut them off right about where his cracked and store just the root ball for the winter much like I do my Alocasia.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jul 7, 2012 7:40 PM CST

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Can anyone help a new member ID a banana plant he bought? He's asking on the Plant ID forum. Thanks!

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