Botanical Name: Ensete ventricosum
 Common Name: Abyssinian Banana
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial

 

Height Range

6-12', 12-25'

 

Flower Color

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green, Red

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

 

Water

High

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained, Moist

 

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Patio, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Container, Screen

 

Attracts Wildlife

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  • Description

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This fast-growing plant will grow 12-20' tall and produces small fruit that resembles a banana and has a lot of little black seeds. It has huge, bright green leaves that are far out from the tree and droop slightly. Avail. in 5G., 15G., 24" Box 'Cavendish' Avail. in 5G., 15G., 24" Box, 36" Box 'Dwarf Green' Avail. in 36" Box 'Enano Gigantic' Avail. in 15G. 'Ice Cream' Avail. in 24" Box 'Red Splotch' Avail. in 5G., 15G. 'Zebrinus' Avail. in 24" Box 'Mix' Avail. in 15G.