How to prep my Banana tree for winter
Greetings from a first time poster. We bought a house in the Dallas are in June, and were excited to find that our banana trees (plants?) by the pool grew to about 16-18' and have lots of bananas! Now I'm worried about how to care for them over the winter. The nursery told me to cut them all the way to the ground and cover with mulch before the first freeze, but I'm worried they won't grow as big by next summer. Could I just trim them all the way back and leave a stalk 6-8' high? Also, each of three bunches has maybe a dozen separate plants - can I thin some of these out?