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Ensete ventricosum - Abyssinian Banana - In San Diego, CA.

 Ensete ventricosum - Abyssinian Banana - In San Diego, CA. (Ensete ventricosum Abyssinian Banana)

A small Abyssinian banana. LOL! Yes, it's taller than the house. Photo taken today (Oct. 23, 2009). This plant is about 25 feet / 7.6 meters or taller.

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I'm wondering bout the size of the bananas...

25 Oct, 2009



It is only an bananas.

26 Oct, 2009


Very nice all the same :-)

26 Oct, 2009


Its a Beauty, i noticed the leave's are Serrated is this normal or is it the wind?

26 Oct, 2009



The leaves are just torn -- which is normal due to the wind.

26 Oct, 2009


Wow, I was totally amazed!! This is enormous!!! Blxxdy brilliant Delonix!!!

2 Oct, 2011


Thanks! :>)

It can grow to more than 30ft/10m here.

2 Oct, 2011


Just incredible!

2 Oct, 2011


Thanks! :>)

3 Oct, 2011


No way would you get a red banana to grow to this size, ours have reached over 6 ft but the leaves grow very wide and look more beautiful, less shredded.

10 Aug, 2014


The leaves on this plant are much larger than you can imagine (the photo doesn't show it off). The leaves tend to get shredded when they grow very tall like this one (that's pretty much on any banana). The strong, very hot, dry Santa Ana Winds do a lot of damage from fall - early spring.

Most likely this banana is dead now. Ensete only lives for about 4 years in the ground then blooms and dies.

11 Aug, 2014

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