Tabernaemontana pandacaqui Netty - Dwarf Banana Bush

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Tabernaemontana pandacaqui Netty - Dwarf Banana Bush

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersIrritating plantFragrant plant

Very cute low growing shrub native of the South Pacific, with Jasmine-like white pin-wheeled fragrant flowers, 5 petals with long tips fusing to form tube, regularly symmetrical.
It is a perennial shrub that grows only 3-4 ft tall. Its lush green foliage is a great backdrop for the abundant and continuous small white flowers that are pinwheel shaped. The flowers are then followed by a pair of seeds that look like two bananas hanging in opposite directions, hence its common name. They start out red and then turn yellow when they ripen.
Banana Bush works well as a mass planting, specimen shrub, or containerized accent piece. It is also drought tolerant once established and is a moderate grower. Ectra benefit is lack of pest problems associated with it. This plant is truly a winner.
In some sources Tabernaemontana pandacaqui is indicated as synonim of Tabernaemontana orientalis however in our opinion they are different, with T. orientalis having pointed petals and T. pandacaqui rounded ones.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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4-6" pot
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$29.95