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Red Abyssinian Banana

Ensete ventricosum 'Maureli'
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

Typically available from early spring to late summer. Check with your local store for current availability. 

Semievergreen tropical ornamental with large, dark red leaves and stems that slowly age to green. Flowers brown growth after several years. Used in containers and an accent by swimming pools.

Plant with Giant Timber Bamboo


  • Landscape Size: 15'-20' tall, 10-15' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: High
  • Sunset Zone: 13, 15-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Ornamental

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Leaves are easily shredded by wind, so plant in a sheltered location. Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.



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