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Ylang Ylang flowerBy Lauren Gutierrez CC BY-ND 2.0 (Photo Credits)
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

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$19.75 0 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 30-40cm
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Climate Subtropical (#ClimateSubtropical), Climate Tropical (#ClimateTropical), Flower Scented (#FlowerScented), Leaves Evergreen (#LeavesEvergreen), Scented Flowers (#ScentedFlowers), Size Height 5-10m (#SizeHeight5-10m), Size Plant Width 2-5m (#SizePlantWidth2-5m)

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Preferred Climate

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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

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June


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Customer Comments on Ylang Ylang

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Ylang Ylang

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

Ylang Ylang

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

Ylang Ylang

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

Ylang Ylang

I have been trying for years to grow it bullheadedly in 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
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Ylang Ylang 8/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3679 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Look forward to fragrent flowers. So far just rapid growth.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

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Estar's Edible Fruits
Update: 2741 days 21hrs

Comments: - Love love love the smell of the flowers and want to make my own oil

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

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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Margssubtropical1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3857 days 2hrs

Comments: -

new in pot March 2010

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