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Genus: Musa

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The genus to which the banana belongs to is made up of about 40 different species of evergreen perennials. Some of these tropical-looking plants can stand a coldish winter but most need protection in our climate.

Often thought of as a Caribbean fruit, the cultivated banana (heritage incredibly complicated and very mixed) was introduced there by the Portuguese in 1516 and weren’t widely available until refrigerated cargo ships appeared in the early 1900s.

M. basjoo or Japanese banana is a favourite in our gardens as it can survive in the cold. It has been as a source of fibre for textiles and paper in the past.



Musa to buy

Clicking on any of these plants will give you more information, you only leave this website if you decide to buy. You can see all the Musa plants for sale in our garden centre which lists products from over 25 popular websites.

We have 133 photos of Musa plants in real gardens

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You can also discover who's growing Musa.

  • Close-up of my Musa  (Musa acuminata)
    By uma
  • Banana (Musa basjoo)
    By youngdai..
  • Everything is going Bananas!! (Musa basjoo (Japanese banana))
    By Dottydai..
  • Banana with new leaf..... (Musa basjoo (Japanese banana))
    By Dottydai..

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Care tips & Questions

This advice is from our members, if you can't find what you're looking for please ask your question of our friendly community.

Banana Plant crying

1 reply

mercedes

20 Oct, 2008
Mercedes

musa basjoo leaves turn brown

3 replies

Larry

1 Sep, 2008
Larry

Compost for Banana Plant?

2 replies

jackrichard

10 Aug, 2008
Jackrichard

Side shoots of Musa basjoo

1 reply

soozy

4 Jul, 2008
Soozy

Musa basjoo side shoot

1 reply

Alex7

6 Jun, 2008
Alex7


Species of Musa

  • Musa acuminata
  • Musa alinsanaya
  • Musa angcorensis
  • Musa aurantiaca
  • Musa balbisiana
  • Musa banksii
  • Musa basjoo
  • Musa bauensis
  • Musa beccarii
  • Musa boman
  • Musa borneënsis
  • Musa bukensis
  • Musa campestris
  • Musa cheesmanii
  • Musa coccinea
  • Musa exotica
  • Musa fitzalanii
  • Musa flavida
  • Musa flaviflora
  • Musa gracilis
  • Musa griersonii
  • Musa hirta
  • Musa insularimontana
  • Musa itinerans
  • Musa jackeyi
  • Musa johnsii
  • Musa laterita
  • Musa lawitiensis
  • Musa lolodensis
  • Musa maclayi
  • Musa mannii
  • Musa monticola
  • Musa muluensis
  • Musa nagensium
  • Musa ochracea
  • Musa ornata
  • Musa paracoccinea
  • Musa peekelii
  • Musa pigmaea
  • Musa rubra
  • Musa salaccensis
  • Musa sanguinea
  • Musa schizocarpa
  • Musa siamea
  • Musa sikkimensis
  • Musa splendida
  • Musa sumatrana
  • Musa suratii
  • Musa textilis
  • Musa thomsonii
  • Musa tuberculata
  • Musa velutina
  • Musa violascens