Tropical Gardens UK: Can You Grow a Banana Tree Outside in the UK ?

As far as tropical-effect plants go banana trees (not a true tree) are arguable amongst the most iconic. So wouldn't it be amazing if it were possible to grow a fully hardy banana plants outside, all year round, in your own garden despite our awful winter weather? Well it turns out that you can - assuming you don't mind that it won't produce edible fruit, and it not just a choose of one, there are literally three banana and banana-likey's that you can take your pick from. To find out more check out English horticulturist Simon's top three hardy plants from the banana family.

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