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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Sep 14, 2013 9:44 PM CST
Musa basjoo progression --- winter to present----
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 17, 2013 7:09 PM CST
Duane, what beautiful musas you have. Most I have seen are rather ratty looking and I've never had the urge to try them for that reason. Yours are gorgeous.
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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Sep 18, 2013 8:33 AM CST
Deb --they do get rather ratty looking sometimes. Mine are "somewhat" protected by the house, which helps. I do cut off the ratty looking leaves when they get to that point.
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Sep 19, 2013 6:51 AM CST
Those are eye poppers. Do you have to protect them ever winter?
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
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duane456
Sep 19, 2013 8:21 AM CST
Jewel---As you can see in the first pic, they were wrapped in bubble wrap with a garbage bag over the top.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 21, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Very nice Duane! So to clerify...is this your first year having these? If not do you do the plastic bag thing every winter?? Smiling
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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Sep 22, 2013 8:20 AM CST
Greg----this is actually my second year. First year I tried to do too much, and the trunk got too wet, but seemed to not phase it. Last year I just used bubble wrap and the garbage bag. It was much simpler. But we had a very mild winter last year. I will do the same this coming year. Hopefully the trunk won't die. I planted a Ensete maurelii in the ground this spring and plan on wrapping it this winter. Wish me luck.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 22, 2013 4:05 PM CST
They are very striking plants Duane!! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Nov 3, 2013 9:26 PM CST

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Always wanted one, I need to find one now, love the lush jungle look Duane!
So do you wrap them to preserve the trunk for the height? I read that this banana is considered winter hardy to USDA Zones 5-10 because the roots, if well mulched, and will survive winter temperatures of -10 degrees F.
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