Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana

Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana

Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana - Rating
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Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • Grown for it's fabulous large paddle shaped leaves as an architectural focal point
  • The toughest and hardiest of all the ornamental bananas in the UK
  • Does not produce fruit though - but does produce an amazing yellow flower after 5-6 years
  • Grow in a large pot in sunny, warm spots for maximum annual growth. Allow to die back each winter.
  • Supplied in 1L pot approx 30cm tall as supplied.
Potted 1L 30cm tall - Item: 680085
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6L pot 1M+ tall - Item: (680180)
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Product Description

Without doubt, the toughest and hardiest of all ornamental bananas in the UK, it is grown for its dramatic and tough leaves, and, once mature, its amazing and long-lasting golden-yellow flowers - hence its name.

From high up in the Chinese mountains of Yunnan, it is naturally very tough, and is exposed to temperatures well below freezing. It forms a much thicker and sturdier trunk-stem than other bananas, which is very tough and hardy. Even if leaves are damaged by frosts, more and new leaves emerge in spring, as well as numerous 'pups' round the side.

The flower is in fact its last hurrah, as the 6 month epic flower display is a sign the plant will die - but fear not, you will have plenty of established pups round the side in a clump, each of which will grow and develop to maturity too. It is thus best regarded as a clump forming perennial.

It is also much shorter and less vigorous than other huge banana plants too at around 4-5ft tall maximum, making it ideal for large pots in small gardens - grow in full sun or shade, it makes a great talking point. Note - it does not produce any edible banana fruit, or even tiny ornamental ones.

Very easy to grow, and a great, exotic-looking patio focal point.

What Is Supplied

Item 680085 supplied as:
Supplied as a well-established plant in a 1L pot, big stem and trunk formed, ready to pot on. Note - leaves may die back or turn brown in winter, but new ones will re-emerge in spring - the trunk at base is the key.

Plant Information

Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
100cm

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The banana trees came in a sturdy box. They looked healthy and indeed, have grown considerably since they arrived. Very pleased!
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The deliver was fast and customer service was brilliant
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I ordered 2, one was in great condition, the other wasn’t and that was dealt with very quickly and customer service was excellent
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Sent securely and arrived in good order
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Very surprised and delighted with quality. Beautiful plants.
Review Submitted: 06/08/2018 - 06:58:22
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Lovely plants delivered carefully, secured in first class packaging. Helpful planting and growing information included.
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Doing fine thus far!
Review Submitted: 06/08/2018 - 08:26:38
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Easy ordering, quick delivery.
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Plant in perfect condition
Review Submitted: 01/08/2018 - 06:06:29
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Excellent service, great packaging and very good quality plants.
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very good servicewith plants in good condition.
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Received promptly
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Plant in good condition, took a week to see new growth!
Review Submitted: 30/07/2018 - 08:05:34
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Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
Musella lasiocarpa - Hardy Golden Lotus banana
6L pot 1M+ tall
Item: 680085
Only £14.99
Currently Unavailable