Musa basjoo is an impressive herbaceous perennial with a vigorous growth habit. It is known to be the most cold-tolerant banana out there. This decorative, subtropical stunner has a slender reddish trunk topped off with huge, shiny green leaves.
Musa basjoo is a cool crop and an excellent Musa for jungle-look-borders, as container plantings for patios and indoor pot plants. Once mature, it can grow small inedible bananas when not exposed to cold conditions.