Banana trees are available on the Sunshine Coast
Cavendish Banana(Musa sp.)Synonyms: Common Banana
Cavendish Bananas are the classic banana across the world. They make up around 50% of all banana production globally. Although an older variety, Cavendish only came into prominence in the 1950’s after Panama Disease made production of the Gros Michel variety impossible. Like most Banana varieties, they grow quite tall and require good feeding and watering to crop well. The Garden Shed Nursery sources its banana plants only from certified suppliers, so you can rest assured you will be getting top quality, disease-free stock.
As with any banana purchased within SEQ, the plant and its offspring must remain within the Southern Exclusion Zone (from the NSW border north to the Gympie-Cooroy line and west to approximately Toowoomba).
Easy to grow. They will grow in full sun or part shade. Leaves will become split and tattered if not sheltered from wind. Will produce suckers to form a large clump in time. Best if thinned out to 2-3 stems, otherwise production may be reduced. Does best in rich, well-drained soil but is adaptable. Won’t tolerate waterlogged soils for long. Use quality fertiliser such as Organic Life regularly to produce strong, clean growth. Will not tolerate frost.
Tall, tropical foliage
Relatively cold tolerant