While ornamental banana plants don't produce edible fruit they can add a tropical feel to your garden. Some of these plants are also quite hardy and can be grown outdoors in cooler climates, whereas others will not tolerate frost. This is a guide about growing ornamental bananas.
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Whether ornamental or not, all banana plants will produce flower, and they can mature to fruit. I grew one that gave me sweet "apple" banana. Just realize that once your tree flowers, it will die, but they produce suckers or "pups" that will take their place. If not maintained, they will take over a space, so be prepared. My oranmental banana plant came from Home Depot and I created a tropical micro climate for it. Good luck!
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Can you grow ornamental bananas in western Washington? I would love to have these in my yard, but I am not sure if they would last through the winter here. Has anyone had any luck growing them? Any advice?