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15' tall in one summer!

Musa Tropi-Cools™ ‘Mekong Giant’

Mekong Giant grows much taller than other hardy bananas, reaching 15 feet in zone 6. In more southern climes, it can reach 40’ tall with trunks up to 20 inches in diameter.

This new selection was selected from seedlings that range from the northern most point of the Tibetan Plateau, to southern, tropical regions along the Mekong Delta into Vietnam and Cambodia. It's fair to say, it is reliably hardy in zone 6. Fruits are purple, complementing a streaked, red to purple trunk, creating a perfect accent to the lush, deep olive green tropical foliage.

Please note: We don't sell plants. Asking your local retailer or googling the plant name is the easiest way to find someone selling our plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Mekong Giant bananna
  • Botanical Name

    Musa intinerans var. xishuangbannaensis 'Mekong Giant' PP24315

Cultural Details

  • Size

    15–40’ tall by 4–8’ wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    6–11
  • Light

    Full sun.
  • Soil

    Average garden soil.
  • Moisture

    Average to waterlogged in southern, coastal areas.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known.
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, urban gardens, containers, specimens.
  • Propagation

    Tissue Culture

Available Photos

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