Musa, Pisang, Plantain Banana 'Williams'

Musa acuminata

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Species: acuminata (ah-kew-min-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Williams
Additional cultivar information:(aka Williams Cavendish)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 16, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bought from ebay as 'Williams hybrid' sometime early winter, poss December, as very small plug plant. This apparently can only be grown from tissue culture, being a cross. It was very slow to start, most of it's size was put on in late summer to early autumn in an open (panes missing!) semi-shaded greenhouse, very cool UK zone 8a 2005 summer, mild autumn. Brought indoors early November. Leaf colour only recently developed, stem turned red and broadening at the base. Grown in leafy compost, gritty river soil, Irish moss peat, no other food given, will need a larger pot now, as musas keep growing in spare room at 16-18C over winter.

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