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Cool Climate Bananas

Cool Climate Bananas or Cold Hardy Bananas are grown for their foliage. Banana species and banana relatives that will handle the cooler temperatures are generally not suitable for fruit production.

Frost will still be a problem and over wintering may require some work. However cool growing bananas can provide great 'Tropical Foliage' for the garden.

Banana plants for cooler climates include those listed below. Heights are indicative only and advice should be obtained from suppliers are to growing heights and conditions for your local area.