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Old 03-04-2009, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am new into bananas. Moved into a new house in NW Houston. I have grown gingers for years & was able to bring some along. Craeting new beds (if anybody isn't doing anything....) and want to incorporate some bananas (mostly dwarf) into the new landscaping. I have good lighting (sun for about 2/3 of the day with good protection from north winds. I plan on planting several species of Heliconia, Hedychiums, philodendron & bananas. Any good suggestions on what bananas to plant. I would prefer dwarf w/ maybe a medium size (10' - 15') specimen plant.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the .org Dabo! Help will be on the way very soon.
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First off, welcome to the site! I know you'll get plenty of answers to your banana-related questions. The people are super nice and very helpful.

As far as your question....I would think any of the dwarf varieties would work well. However, most get 6-8 feet....if you're looking for 10-15 feet you might consider some full-sized plants.
Dwarf ideas:
-Dwarf Red
-Dwarf Cavendish
-Dwarf Brazilian
-Dwarf Orinoco
-Musa 'Rowe Red' (similar to a 'blood' banana (sumatrana 'zebrina'))
-Super Mini Dwarf Cavendish (for patio or something even)

Larger varieties:
-Ice Cream (blue Java)
-Musa Manzano (Apple Banana)

Just a few ideas! Enjoy the site and enjoy growing your bananas!
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