Musella lasiocarpa – Ensete lasiocarpum
Chinese Yellow Banana
An exciting banana relative that comes from high altitudes (to frosty 2800m / 9200ft!) in the Yunnan province in China. A very stout, conical trunk, topped by a crown of handsome, slightly glaucous, broad leaves. A dramatic large yellow flower appears from the top of the trunk when it reaches full height.
Max Height 1.5m. Max Spread 50cm.
Flowers July. Fruits October.
Full sun/partial shade.
Frost Hardy. Mulch in winter.