Growing a Banana Plant in Texas

We were given a small banana tree when the neighbors were minimizing their stand. It isn't doing too well right now. Considering the weather, the fact it was not re-planted for a few days, and that it was planted in the shade. I'd like to purchase one that is correct for this climate and start again in the spring. Any suggestions?

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Hardiness Zone: 8a

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November 8, 20080 found this helpful

I'd go to a really good nursery - NOT Walmart - and get suggestions. You could also contact your extension service. They should know. My grandparents lived in Texas City and had a beautiful banana tree.

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