Michelia figo var. crassipes

Botanical Name: Michelia figo var. crassipes

Phonetic: Mih-Shell-EE-uh fee-go kras-see-pehs

Common Name(s): Banana Shrub/Banana Magnolia

Family: Magnoliaceae
Origin: Asia
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, oblong
Leaf Color: Medium green
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Mid spring
Flower Color(s): Yellow-brown with purple bases

Exposure: Full sun/part shade
Climate Zone(s): 14-17, 20-24
USDA: 8-10

Growth Rate: Moderate               
Height: 6-12Feet
Spread: 6-12 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Loam soils, regular moisture, organic matter

Features: Mounding habit, highly fragrant flowers (banana)
Uses: Perfume, background, screening, understory

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