Musa, Banana 'Black Thai'

Musa balbisiana

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Species: balbisiana (bal-bee-see-AH-nuh) (Info) (bal-bis-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Thai
Additional cultivar information:(aka Atia Black, Thai Black, Thailand Black)

Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Medium Green

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Green

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Fresno, California

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Titusville, Florida

Stilwell, Oklahoma

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 15, 2018, FredSc123 from Simpsonville, SC wrote:

I was given a Musa Black Thai pup early last summer. I planted it. It really did not have much time to acclimate, but it survived the winter by coming back from the root here in Upstate SC.

Positive

On Jan 17, 2016, siege2055 from Stilwell, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Fast grower, takes full sun 95F+ without leaves burning. Does not seem to be very prolific, but could be because my plant was originally a tissue culture? Got bonus seeds for more Thai Black when ordering another species, and had 4 out of 10 germinate in two weeks which is very good as far as banana seeds go. Supposed to be root hardy here in zone 7 so will be leaving one out this winter. I will update next spring.

Neutral

On Aug 23, 2015, FlaFlower from Titusville, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

NOT a dwarf more like 18-24 FEET. This is a big majestic banana

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