Originally Posted by Tropicallvr
Andreas, just wondering where you got you M.balbisiana. Is it from seed, or is it like that that other "balbisiana" that is planted in that park in Germany that survives the winter and has more color than other balbisianas.
And do you have Musa yangtze yet, and have you tested it yet, or heard of it's hardiness from others?
There is not a species called Musa yangtze. They are all M.yunnanensis varieties collected from valleys along Yangtze river. Some of those varities are quite cold tolerant and I have seen them up to elevation 2.25 Km. Due to cold tolerant of these varieties farmers grow them for animal fodder as they can survive over the winter and their leaves can stand some snow too.