Botanical Name: Cananga odorata
This tropical tree, native to SE Asia is very popular for its extremely fragrant flowers and weeping branches. The green yellow flowers first appear in early autumn, gradually changing to orange over their long flowering season.The essential oil is distilled from the attractive flowers. Its qualities are as antiseptic, aphrodisiac and a tonic to the nervous system. The tree prefers a well drained soil in a sunny protected position with a minimum of 15 degrees
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Scented Flowers (#ScentedFlowers)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
April, May, June
Customer Comments on Ylang Ylang
I have been trying for years to grow it bullheadedly in sydney.as a matter of fact my house was design around the ylang ylang tree.i am still trying to get the perfect environment for it. | Ester Giblin - West Pennant Hills, NSW 11-Nov-2012
Wonderful tree. Plant it DOWNWIND of the house or some distance away as the perfume is nice but overpowering. | Peter Sutherland - Logan, QLD 10-Mar-2014
I have 3 at home & stock for landscapes, I give mine a shower every week, had 1 mtr growth in 12 months | Lou Mcfarlane - Tewantin, QLD 05-Jun-2016
This tree is a very good one, but likes plenty of water in hot weather. Does well next to a dam, in a frost-free zone. Looks manky halfway up a north-facing slope. Will flower after three years if happy, by which stage it should be about 4 metres tall. | Peter Sharpe - Mooball, NSW 16-Feb-2018
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Update: 2085 days 21hrs
Comments: - Love love love the smell of the flowers and want to make my own oil
Height 2 metres
Growing: In a Pot
Sun/Shade: Medium Sun
Water Given in: Spring
Pollination: Self Pollination
When I Fertilise: Yearly
Pest Control: Eco oil
Question: This was a weedly stick when I bough 2 years ago it and it's come on fantastic since then. I know it's going to get big but where should I plant it ? Will it tolorate dapple shade ? Also how long before I can expect flowers, location a very sheltered site in Cooroy.
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