Common Name:
Port Wine Magnolia, Banana Shrub
Botanical Name:
Michelia figo
Plant size:
12 – 15cm
Pot size:
50mm pot.
Max growth:
Approximately 3 – 4m high and 2m wide.
The banana shrub is so called because of the distinctive, sweet banana scent of its flowers. Small, glossy, bright green leaves and during spring and summer tiny beige-purple and red flowers emit a heady, fruity scent rather like bananas or vintage port.
This dense evergreen shrub ideally should be grown near an entrance, window, or a doorway to get the full impact of its delicious fruity fragrance which is stronger at night.