The ‘Basjoo’ is the world’s cold hardiest banana tree. It is hardy planted in ground to -3°F and with protective mulching it can survive temperatures reaching down to -20°F. Its inflorescence is one of the most beautiful of all bananas. Strong fibers in the trunk of the 'Basjoo' have been used to make fabrics. It is a great landscape plant, it lends a tropical appearance to any situation. This is a great addition for gardeners living in cold temperate areas. 'Basjoo' also does very well in containers and makes a good interior plant. This banana can be grown in all 50 states. Gets 10' to 12' tall depending on light and watering. Does not produce edible bananas. This Japanese native is hardy to zero when mulched. It will grow to 12 feet tall (less than 10' in a large pot) and grace your northern yard with giant tropical looking banana stems and leaves. Though its seedy fruit is not palatable the flowers are showy. It needs sun, lots of summer water and lots of nitrogen for rapid growth. After the first fall frost, prune the stems to a foot high and use the leaves for mulch. By each May new growth will be spectacular. Zones to 3 -11, Can grow up to 2' per month. Plants shipped are 12" tall.