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Banana 'Bordelon'


Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bordelon
Synonym:Musa acuminata subsp. zebrina


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Good Fall Color

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


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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:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Fresno, California

Vallejo, California

Apopka, Florida

Bradenton, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Honomu, Hawaii

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Levittown, New York

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Stilwell, Oklahoma

Crossville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 11, 2015, siege2055 from Stilwell, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Rapid grower, makes lots of pups. I have to grow it indoors of course in my zone 7 in winter, but will be trying a well established pup outside with heavy mulch this next winter just as an experiment when I have lots of extra. I have seen others store them under the house as corms in pots, or in a cool unlit garage, but not sure if the pstem would survive intact all winter.


On Dec 3, 2007, jpolk34 from Hattiesburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ordered three seedlings of this banana this spring from Brian Williams at Brian's Botanicals and they arrived in great shape all about a foot or so high. I potted all three of them initially in one 15 gallon pot to grow in until it was warm enough to put them in the ground outside. Well, I procrastinated and didn't get them into the ground untill late May/early June of this year. In the bed I planted them in I tilled in some composted cow manure/ topsoil mix and added some potash and Osmocote to the soil. All I can say is "Wow!", in little over a month they had grown 10' high and are currently 20' tall at the tip of the tallest leaf (Has formed a massive clump of trees probably 4'x4' square). These are beautiful banana's with maroon undersides and splotches on the top of the leaf simi... read more