Banana for zone 5 help...
Hi! I live in a zone 5a/5b climate that gets hot, humid summers, (hottest high temps 30-35 Celsius,feeling warmer) and cold, relatively dry winters, with lots if snow. (Average high Temps -1 to minus 7 Celsius, lows usually -10-15 bug sometimes down to minus 20... Rarely though)
Anyway, if j were to grow musa basjoo, how much mulch should I give it? We usually get lots of snow, (average 7 feet a year) but we haven't even gotten three feet this year... Is it true that if u plant it 12" into the soil it won't need to be as heavily mulched?
Also, what other types of hardy bananas are there? Is 35 dollars Canadian a good price? What Canadian stores sell it? We have three retail greenhouses and two that i know of sell it. Also, is there a cordyline forum?
Any help is much much appreciated!
PS what kind of light/ moisture can it have? And soil PH?