Banana tree spreading

hollybarnesSeptember 23, 2006

My uncle gave me 6 banana plants (not sure of the type) that he dug up out of his yard. Could someone tell me if banana trees spread and are they easily controlled?

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dirt_dew(z9 az)

Banana plants will have pups to make a clump. They are very easy to remove to control the size of the clump.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2006 at 7:20PM
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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

With proper thinning, you can keep the clump to about 4' in diameter.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2006 at 10:14PM
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dirt_dew(z9 az)

Or you can keep it to one stem, two stems, three stems. It is up to your preferences. I have from two stems to a small clump to a large clump. You want at least one pup to replace the original planting. Have fun!

    Bookmark   September 25, 2006 at 12:14AM
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I have two clumps with 12 and 22 stems. The larger was getting too close to the A/C unit so I dug and removed several stems to give away at last spring's swap. They just keep growing new pups.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2006 at 12:47AM
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