I think Musa Thai black could be hardy! :D

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I think Musa Thai black could be hardy! :D

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:58 pm

I think Musa Thai Black could be quite hardy, maybe Sikkimensis hardy. I say this because it survived in an unheated conservatory last winter and seems fine in my garage this winter (heated to 5 degrees in one section). Americans seem to over winter these in their cellers and crawl spaces plus I think some treat like Musa basjoo.


Anyone in the UK actually grow these outdoors and protect like basjoo?

Wishful thinking maybe?

gabriel

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Post by gabriel » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:41 pm

Kris I keep mine in the unheated greenhouse. So far no problems it has retained 5ft of trunk.

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:07 pm

gabriel wrote:Kris I keep mine in the unheated greenhouse. So far no problems it has retained 5ft of trunk.
Did it survive heated last winter as well?

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Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:26 pm

Where did you purchase that kris, this is one of my wishlist plants so would be good knowing where i can buy these from, right at the minute i am more for palms now as i want back bones to my garden. :)

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:30 pm

sanatic1234 wrote:Where did you purchase that kris, this is one of my wishlist plants so would be good knowing where i can buy these from, right at the minute i am more for palms now as i want back bones to my garden. :)
From Amulree in 2011. Beautiful plant.

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Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:45 pm

I take it they don't stock them now then? and I agree they do look beautiful on the pictures I have seen of them.

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Post by gabriel » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:25 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
gabriel wrote:Kris I keep mine in the unheated greenhouse. So far no problems it has retained 5ft of trunk.
Did it survive heated last winter as well?
Kris,

This is my first winter with thai black, so can't comment on previous winters.

My greenhouse is not heated at all, and so far so good.

Plan was to move it to attic when it's going to get cold, but It didn't get cold enough yet.

fern Rob

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Post by fern Rob » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:57 am

sanatic1234 wrote:I take it they don't stock them now then? and I agree they do look beautiful on the pictures I have seen of them.
I want one to, i believe they are stocking them .

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Post by griphuz » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:52 am

If that is the criteria for hardy,.......then a LOT of Musa's are hardy! :)

Kind regards,
Remko.

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Post by fieldfest » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:23 pm

Kris, if you send me one I will try it outdoors next winter. ill be doing you a favour really icon_thumleft

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:52 pm

griphuz wrote:If that is the criteria for hardy,.......then a LOT of Musa's are hardy! :)

Kind regards,
Remko.
I should have made the title a bit clearer but my first post puts it into context. I think these may be like Sikkimensis which is seen as sort of hardy for some people in the UK. Ceratinly much better than many types of basjoo.


fieldfest wrote:Kris, if you send me one I will try it outdoors next winter. ill be doing you a favour really icon_thumleft

I only have one with zero pups. I want about 20 or so in the garden in the long term if they prove to be easy to over winter like basjoo.

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Post by fern Rob » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:11 pm

I wouldn't mind 20 but am only going to order 1 may be 2 :lol:

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Post by bananaking29 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:28 pm

Musa Balbisiana atica black
Right is exactly one year older ;)
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