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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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
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Customer Comments on 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
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
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 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
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