Ensete Ventricosum - Ethiopian or Abyssinian Banana
Ensete ventricosum, the Ethiopian or Abyssinian banana, is a native to Eastern Africa from Ethiopia to Mozambique, typically found in mountainous rainforests. It has a stem of overlapping leaf bases and large leaf blades up to 5 meters long, and 1 meter wide, with a pink/red midrib.
Flowering only once at the end of its life, it produces pendant masses of pink bracts, with flavourless and pretty much inedible fruits, the roots are used as a foodstuff.
Growing to a height of around 6 meters in height and a spread of around 4 meters.
Frost tender, minimum temperature should be around 5°C.
Will need winter protection in cooler areas, preferably under glass.