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Banana Tree, Abyssinian   /   Musa maurelli, Ensete Maurelii

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Abyssinian Banana - Musa maurelli, Ensete Maurelii (latin)

Geographic Origin: Horticulture
Adult size: Height up to 3 metres, width up to 2 metres
Foliage: semipersistant
Type of soil: Rich, fresh to moist. Non limey
Exposure: Full shade (to partial shade in Northern Europe). Preferably protected from direct sun
Hardiness: Hardy to -5°C. Winter the plant in cold regions
exposition: Partial shade to full sun

Properties and uses:
The Abyssinian Banana tree is a tropical perennial fast growing plant, of the Banana (Musa) family.
With its unusual red to purple foliage, this banana tree adapts well to our latitudes, but the foot has to be protected from temperatures below -5°C. In the coldest regions, it is advised to grow the plant in a container for an easier wintering.

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