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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
Abyssinian banana Ethiopian banana
Ensete are robust evergreen perennials forming a short stem, with large paddle-shaped leaves and pendent terminal clusters of cup-shaped flowers, followed by dry banana-like fruits
E. ventricosum is a tender perennial with erect, narrowly oblong leaves to 3m in length, the midrib red beneath, and white flowers hidden amongst deep red bracts, but rarely produced in cultivation
E Tropical Africa
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow outdoors in frost-free area in humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Grow under glass in temperate greenhouse in loam-based compost with shade from hot sun. Keep well ventilated
Propagate by seed. Germination is erratic
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove dead leaves, cutting no lower than the base of each leaf blade
Pests Prone to glasshouse red spider mite and aphids under glass
Generally disease free
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