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Q.How Do You Winterize A Banana Tree?

Zone 62234 | jeanawilke1981 added on October 11, 2020 | Answered

They are currently planted around our pool. The ground is covered with under-layment and rock. We live in Illinois so do get snow and frost over the winter.

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Answered on October 12, 2020

This depends on the cultivar. Hardy bananas can stay outside, given that they are well protected.

That doesn't look to be a hardy type, though.

These will need to be dug up AFTER they have died, completely. Growing them in a large container will be an easy way to winter them indoors, without having to dig them up each year.

Here is an article that will help:


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