Dwarf Japanese Banana
Last year I took delivery of a 'Musa Basjoo' the dwarf Japanese Banana. This variety is one of the hardiest and will survive the British Winter if it is protected. Last Autumn I cut the stem down to about 4ft tall and packed it round with straw and fleece and protected it from the Winter. It was a warm Spring day yesterday and I decided to see if it had survived. So glad to report that it appears to have done well, one large green leaf has already started to grow up out of the tip, a little bit frostbitten at the tip, but healthy and waiting to grow.