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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Since bananas must reach a certain size to set fruit, today they are mostly used in the garden for their dramatic foliage.

    Latin Name

    Musa coccinea


    Family

    Musaceae


    Type of Plant

    Tropical

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 10'
    Max Spread: 10'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Indochina


    History

    George Washington banana plants in 1799 in a shipment of plants and seeds from the East Indies.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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