Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||my-KEE-lee-a FEE-go|
|Lore||The fragrance of its flowers resembling the scent of bananas led to its common name, banana shrub. Be aware that NO part of the plant is edible.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||All season, heaviest in spring|
|Design Ideas||Its scent rivals the highly fragrant Plumeria used in Hawaiian leis. What this shrub lacks in bright color it fully compensates for in heady fragrance. This is a big and bushy foundation plant that will grow along fence lines. Create a hedge of them for privacy and their perfume will fill the whole area. Plant near windows and doors, where its fragrance will waft indoors. A choice selection for around swimming pools and fountains. Blend other big and beautiful semitropical plants such as bronze flax, bird of paradise, and Japanese aralia, and accent with colorful spreading lantana and bougainvillea.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11