When I think of bananas trees, I think of the tropics. Nice sunny, humid days, lots of thunderstorms and rainfall. The temperature not changing much between the summer or winter months, relatively staying constant. I definitely don't see bananas trees growing in the Midwest. This area is cold with occasional harsh winter days. Temperatures dropping below zero at times and freezing anything left outside. But apparently I was wrong.
Banana trees do grow here!
Not only do they grow to be healthy and tall but they do produce bananas.
These banana trees are planted outside about 2 miles from my home. They have a beautiful purple flower on them and lush green leaves. They are known as Japanese bananas or Musa Basjoo.