Ensete ventricosum

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 6m x 4m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A stout tree, fleshy stem crowned with banana-like leaves which have a prominent central red vein on their undersides. Cream flowers are enclosed in maroon bracts, making a showy bunch up to 1.5m long. The fruits look like bananas but contain masses of hard black seeds resembling dried peas.

GARDEN THEMES:
Forest, rockery, tropical, water

LANDSCAPING USES:
A magnificent focal plant for a tropical garden. The foliage will be destroyed in areas of severe frost but the plant will recover rapidly in spring.
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