How to move a banana tree now?
Please give us your advice. We live in Austin, TX, zone 8 and they are about to dig our long-awaited pool. Unfortunately we have a beautiful banana tree that must be transplanted. It was a freebee from a friend's neighbor so I have no idea what type it is. It is probably 7-8 feet tall with probably 10 broad leaves. It's been in this spot for probably 2-3 years and is doing well. My mother-in-law says to cut it all the way to the ground and transplant it to another spot in the yard. I'm afraid that it won't have time to establish a good root system before our mild winters. Any advice on how to move it, where to put it, maybe indoors for the winter, would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!