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Re: Red Banana outdoor overwintering advice
Edited by WSimpson NC on 11/16/2020, 1:32 pm
I wouldn't worry about it till maybe 15F . Mine stays outside and has come back from low teens . When I protect it I wrap Xmas lights around it and wrap it with blankets .
Last winter I didn't protect it because my low was 19F . The trunk says solid from 10F into the low teens . Below that I like to throw blankets on it with a little supplemental heat .
You have plenty of time to get ready to protect it because 20'sF don't hurt the trunk from my experience .
I'm assuming it is an Ensete maurelii and if not I wouldn't be quite as sure of its hardiness . .
Ten year lows: 19F 20F 5F 4F 15F 7F 8F 14F 19F 16F(2021)
10 Year Average Winter Lowest Low 12.7F ; 30 Year 12.36F
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