Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blood Banana

Blood Banana - Musa acuminata
Family : Musaceae - Banana family
 Note: The cluster of flowers is hidden by large overlapping bracts.  Birds are attracted to the flowers.
Blood Banana
Zone C
This is a banana species that is excellent for an ornamental planting for its bronze to red variegated leaves and medium-sized trunks.   My experience is that it needs semi-shade to grow well.  Many birds are attracted to its flowers.  More of such species can be planted at certain locations in the park in the future.

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