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Mekong Giant
Musa itinerans 'Xishuangbannaensis'

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Species: itinerans
Cultivar: Xishuangbannaensis

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California

Redding, California

Chicago, Illinois

Plainfield, Indiana

Saint Clair, Michigan

Stilwell, Oklahoma

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 1, 2012, SuburbanNinja80 from Plainfield, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

What's doing great until alright over fertilized it died to my stupidity.