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

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Magnolia figo, Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata
Family: Magnoliaceae
Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub, Port Wine Magnolia
Origin: China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

A slow growing, compact shrub. It bears small, shiny deep green leaves and tiny spring-blooming heavily scented cream flowers streaked with purple. Pruning produces abundant new flowering growth. Prefers neutral to acid, humus-rich, well-drained soil; they resent being transplanted. The banana shrub is so called because of the distinctive, sweet banana scent of its flowers. These are formed within interesting fuzzy brown bracts that form a 1 in (2.5 cm) cigar-shaped bud, from which small off-white flowers burst forth from late spring through summer. The blossoms are about 1.5 in (3.8 cm) in diameter with each of six waxy petals delicately outlined in dark red.

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Magnolia (Michelia) figo - Banana Magnolia

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