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The banana shrub is so called because of the distinctive, sweet banana scent of…

The banana shrub is so called because of the distinctive, sweet banana scent of…

Magnolia figo, Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata, Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub, Port Wine Magnolia

This flower actually smells like bananas. It is uncanny!

Michelia figo (Lour.)Spreng

Michelia figo (Lour.)Spreng

Amazon.com: 9GreenBox - Fragrant Michelia Figo "Banana Shrub" 1 Gal Live Plant: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Amazon.com: 9GreenBox - Fragrant Michelia Figo "Banana Shrub" 1 Gal Live Plant: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Banana Shrub (Michelia figo) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Banana Shrub (Michelia figo) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Banana Shrub (Michelia figo or Magnolia fuscata).  The most amazingly fragrant tree EVER!  This smell always brings back such vivid childhood memories of my grandmother's house.  It kind of smells like sweet bananas.  :)

Banana Shrub (Michelia figo or Magnolia fuscata). The most amazingly fragrant tree EVER! This smell always brings back such vivid childhood memories of my grandmother's house. It kind of smells like sweet bananas.

Banana shrub flower -  looks like magnolia but smells like banana. Prefers warm (zone 10) but can be grown as a container plant and grown indoors to scent the house.

Banana shrub flower -- Michelia figo with banana-scented blooms. It's a member of the magnolia family.

Magnolia figo, Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata, Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub, Port Wine Magnolia

Magnolia figo, Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata, Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub, Port Wine Magnolia

Evergeen & flowering. Banana shrub is a member of the magnolia family. Its lovely springtime flowers resemble magnolia blooms but have a bold banana fragrance. The evergreen shrub's flowers in spring is followed by sporadic flowering through summer. Plant this lovely shrub in beds or borders, or use it as a fragrant hedge. It tolerates pruning well and can be maintained at 4-5 feet tall. Water banana shrub regularly after planting. After established, it tolerates drought with ease.

Banana Shrub ( Michelia figo ) Banana shrub received its common name because its flowers smell like ripe bananas. It blooms heavily in the spring with cream-colored, one-inch flowers that look like ti

Magnolia figo, Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata, Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub, Port Wine Magnolia

Magnolia figo, Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata, Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub, Port Wine Magnolia

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