Ensete v. ‘Maurelii’

'Maurelii' Ensete
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Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

12-15′ x 8-10′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium

Flower Color

White

Special Features

Edible

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

13, 15-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

10-11

Ensete ventricosum Maurelii” is a genus of evergreen fast-growing perennial herbs with enormous leaves. They are native to tropical areas and there they bear edible fruits the well-known bananas. “Maurelii”” in particular has large red and yellow leaves with a red midrib. They grow in full sun or partial shade in fertile humus-rich soils. They can be planted alone or with palm trees in warmer climates.

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