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Dwarf Banana Tree

Grow bananas in your own home!

Great for container gardening anywhere!Container

Dwarf Banana Tree

Grow bananas in your own home!

  • Large, beautiful, dark green leaves
  • Mini banana trees bear fruit in 3-5 years
  • 4" dwarf cavendish bananas taste and look like large counterparts
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Product Description

While smaller than a typical banana tree, Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees will still command attention indoors for their long, ovate, deep green leaves--and for their tiny bananas! In 3-5 years, you'll start seeing fruit, which will grow up to 4" long and look exactly like its larger counterpoint. They're delicious, not just for enjoying raw, but also for any dessert you can think of. We like to saute slices with brown sugar and then pour over ice cream. Zones 10. Ships in 3" pots. If you are interested in growing fruits other than bananas, see our full collection of dwarf fruit trees for products such as dwarf meyer lemon trees and more!

How To Care for a Dwarf Banana Tree

Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees should be placed in an area where they can receive full sun and should be potted with well-drained and nutrient-rich soil. Watering should ideally be done whenever you notice the tree's soil starting to dry. Add fertilizer twice a year or potentially more often to ensure healthy and strong plant growth. As your potted dwarf banana tree grows, cut back dead leaves and remove anything obstructing the plant from receiving sunlight.

Benefits of Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees

  • Easy to Grow - these small trees are not prone to diseases or pests and have generally fewer care requirements than other more high-maintenance plants. They can be grown inside the house, providing easy access even in colder climates.
  • Visual Appeal - dwarf banana trees add a tropical and lush touch to your interior space. They're also great for patios and balconies, or around the pool in warmer climates and seasons.
  • Provides Nutritious Fruit - Bananas can add potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, and vitamin C to your diet in addition to other health benefits. Having a mini Cavendish Banana Plant provides you with consistent access to the fruit no matter where you are located.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 6 - 10 feet.
  • Spacing: Containers. 1 plant per pot.
  • Zone: 9-10
  • Spread: 2 - 3 feet.
  • Color:male flowers bright Red to dark Purple, with Yellow outside
  • Foliage:Glossy green leaves to 3 feet in length.
  • Depth:Plant at same depth as in the pot it is shipped in.
  • Blooms:Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
  • Yield: Yield varies. Bearing age: 3-5 years.
  • Fruit: Edible fruit.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, rich moist soil. Equal parts sand, loam soil, peat moss.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • Pruning: Do not prune or cut back.
  • Form: Fruit, Tropical, Houseplant, Banana, Dwarf Banana
  • Flowers: dioecious, female flowers in 2 rows, approx. 16 in each, male also in two rows 20 in each; in horizontal or pendulous bracts
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Size: 3" Pot
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
3A-4B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
5A - 5B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
6A - 6B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
7A - 7B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
8A - 8B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
9A - 10B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023
Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023
Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023

Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts
3A & 4B 9/12/23 - 10/28/23
5A & 5B 9/12/23 - 10/28/23
6A & 6B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
7A & 7B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
8A & 8B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
9A & B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
10A & B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 24, 2023

Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
3A - 3B 4/25/23 - 10/27/23 4/25/23 - 10/27/23
4A - 6A 4/11/23 - 10/27/23 4/11/23 - 10/27/23
6B - 7A 4/4/23 - 10/28/23 4/4/23 - 10/28/23
7B - 8B 3/7/23 - 10/27/23 3/7/23 - 10/27/23
9A - 10B 2/23/23 -10/27/23 2/21/23 -10/27/23
Last Order Date 10/23/2023 10/22/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
3A-4A 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/8/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
5B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
8A 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/16/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
9A & B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
10A & B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 6/5/2023 5/29/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Tender Annuals Fruit Trees Onion Plants
3A-4A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 4/3/23 - 5/5/23
4B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/5/23
5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
5B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
6A 4/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/5/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/5/23
7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 5/5/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/5/23
8A & B 4/3/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/23/23 - 5/5/23
9A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
10A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 3A-6B: 5/29/2023
7A-7B: 5/19/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
5/1/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
3A-4A 4/10/23 - 6/16/23 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 5/1/23 - 5/19/23
4B 4/10/23 - 6/16/23 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 5/19/23
5A 3/27/23 - 6/16/23 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 5/19/23
5B 3/13/23 - 6/16/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 5/19/23
6A 2/27/23 - 6/16/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 3/6/23 - 5/19/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/16/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 2/27/23 - 5/19/23
7A 2/20/23 - 6/16/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/16/23 2/21/23 - 6/9/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
8A 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
9A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
10A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
Last Order Date 3A-7B: 6/12/2023
8A-10B: 5/22/2023
3A-7B: 6/5/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
3A-7B: 5/15/2023
8A-10B: 4/24/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Select Citrus
3A-3B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 10/27/23
4A & B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/3/23 - 10/27/23
5A 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
5B 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
6A 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7A 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
9A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
10A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 3A-7B: 6/5/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
10/23/2023

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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