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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 shrub 2-5 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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gen2003
USDA Zone:8
28 Mar 2015
I've always known this plant to be called a friscata. One was in our yard where I grew up, and I've have tried to plant it with difficulty, always gets a fungus? and dies. Smells heavenly, never knew it was in the magnolia family, but doesn't surprise me because of the similarity of the thick creamy colored petals.
Missy
Chunchula, Al. USA
USDA Zone:8
21 May 2009
I am glad to know the name of this plant...My grandparents had one in their yard when I was a little girl...I can almost smell it now...BANANAS! I look forward to planting one in our yard.
Nikki
Ruston, LA, US
17 Jan 2009
This is a beautiful plant with the most wonderful smelling blooms! It was already here when we moved into this house and it took me ages to find out what it is.

A good winter pruning causes multitudes of blooms the following spring, but other than that it is a very low-maintenance plant!
Joyce
escondidio ca 92029
USDA Zone:9b
19 Sep 2008
This shrub is grossly under ordered by MOST nurseries! Only you can make them understand this!!!!

Believe me when I say,
Zaqy
Singapore
USDA Zone:war
26 Jun 2008
i have this plant. i love the smell. it smells like apple juice. or candied banana. :D
worth planting. keep pruning for more flowers .


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Michelia Figo, Banana Magnolia. Spring-blooming, heavily scented, cream flowers streaked with purple. The banana shrub is so called because of the distinctive, sweet banana scent of its flowers. The plant is cold hardy, prefers filtered light, also a good choice for container culture.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Pink N Good Daily Plant Food - Flower Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Magnolia (Michelia) figo - Banana Magnolia, 3 gal pot

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Michelia Figo, Banana Magnolia. Spring-blooming, heavily scented, cream flowers streaked with purple. The banana shrub is so called because of the distinctive, sweet banana scent of its flowers. The plant is cold hardy, prefers filtered light, also a good choice for container culture. See picture of the plant.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Pink N Good Daily Plant Food - Flower Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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