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Old 08-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Your experiences with zone 9 hardy banana's


My siam was just about the same size last year as it is now (picture to the left), and I lost about half the heigth of the pstems last winter. Came back just fine this past spring.

Ice cream is huge and blooming (pics in my gallery), lost only leaves on it last winter. This is my first year with Ensete too, but from what I've seen hardiness seems iffy here - just depends on the winter. I'll know a lot more next spring!

The Gulf Coast and California are two VERY different places, no matter what zones they are.

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