Red Abyssinian Banana – Ensete Maurelii – Tropical Banana Tree Plant
Ensete ‘Maurelii’ (Red Abyssinian Banana) – Ensete is native to Ethiopia and is a popular choice for creating tropical effects in ornamental plantings.
The wine-red coloring of the top of the large, 10 to 12 foot long leaves and leaf stems combined with the tall pseudo-trunk make this large tropical unique.
To keep it size controlled it can be planted in large potsand kept smaller.
A very valuable plant for high-density coastal gardens to separate houses that may be just a few feet apart.
Plant in full sun to part shade in a wind-sheltered area such as courtyards, walled entry gardens, atriums and sheltered slots between buildings that it won’t outgrow.
Provide plenty of water throughout the growing season.
In colder climates, it can be planted in large pots and sheltered indoors for the winter.
It is cold hardy to about 25° F without damage.
Ready to ship in 2-1/2″ pots.