What to do with Musa Thai before first frost...?
I am located in far southeastern PA.
I purchased a 5', potted Musa Thai tree in May. In June, I removed a pup from the pot and planted it in ground. This pup flourished and produced another pup in July and also just a bout 2 weeks ago, yet another pup sprung out of ground.
For the tree that remains potted, i'm planning on keeping in my kitchen until spring.
What do I do about the 3 trees that are in the ground?
I've read several options:
-Cut off at ground level and cover with burlap and mulch until spring.
-Dig up entire tree and place in cool dark sotrage until spring, then replant.
I want this tree to reach it's maximum growth potential so whichever option increase the odds of that happening, that's what i'll end up doing.
Please share your thought and opinions.