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Cananga odorata Ylang-Ylang Tree


Ylang Ylang is famous for inspiring one of the world's greatest perfumes. It makes young men fall in love and will make your garden smell wondrous.

A member of the delicious Annona family, Cananga odorata is native to Indonesia and almost impossible to find here. A fast grower to 20', it's happiest in zones 9-11 or indoors in a container. It needs shelter from direct sun, will survive a slight freeze, and once established, is drought tolerant. This rare beauty is surprisingly easy to grow.

The delicate yellow blossoms have long trailing petals. They bloom profusely throughout the warm months. If you love fragrance and are a plant collector, you already know about this treasure.

Seeds are slow to germinate. Nick them, then soak in several changes of water to remove germination inhibitors. Plant in rich, moist, warm potting medium. These seeds need patience, but they will come through, and the results are worth the effort. Lovely.

10 fresh seeds.

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