Ylang Ylang

Cananga odorata

Ylang Ylang flower By Lauren Gutierrez [CC BY-ND 2.0] (Photo Credits)

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


Specifications of Ylang Ylang

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

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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Ylang Ylang Reviews & Tips

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Peter Sharpe
3y ago

Mooball, NSW, Australia

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.

Lou Mcfarlane
5y ago

Tewantin, QLD, Australia

Ylang Ylang

I have 3 at home & stock for landscapes, I give mine a shower every week, had 1 mtr growth in 12 months

Peter Sutherland
7y ago

Logan, QLD, Australia

Ylang Ylang

Wonderful tree. Plant it DOWNWIND of the house or some distance away as the perfume is nice but overpowering.

Ester Giblin
9y ago

West Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia, Australia

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.

★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

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

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