|Description||Fragrant, creamy-yellow blooms shaded with purple have a banana-like scent. Compact densely branched shrub displays narrow, glossy leaves. Use near the front of borders, so fragrance can be enjoyed.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||All season, heaviest in spring|
|Mature Size||Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Giant Bird Of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai); Japanese Aralia (Fatsia japonica); Lantana (Lantana hybrids); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
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100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.