Pics of putting 12-14' Ensete bananas to bed for winter, zone 4.
The tropics have ended here in the cold mountain valleys of northern Utah. It has been in the teens and low twenties the last four nights. Everything tropical is now toast! It was 18 degrees last night. Each year I dig them up and store them in a basement room with no light or heat. Here's pics of how I put my large Ensete bananas to bed each year.
Bananas before the big freeze:
Banana plant chopped off to a 4' stump:
Top of chopped off banana:
Potted banana plant (15 gallon nursery pot). It weighs several hundred pounds.