How to plant out a banana plant

Learn how to plant out a banana, including where to grow it and how to care for it, in this video guide with Monty Don.

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Monty Don makes a big new addition to his Jewel Garden at Longmeadow in this video clip from Gardeners’ World. Planting a large and spectacular Abyssinian banana plant (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) with beautiful plum-tinged foliage, he explains how to prepare the soil, what size hole to dig, and how to position it to best effect. He also explains how to look after this tender species over winter, and suggest a more hardy option (Musa basjoo) that you could use instead.