In appearance, the flowers of the Ylang-Ylang
are not impressive. It is its fragrance that makes it
such a great tree to have. The flowers of this tree are
regularly used in the perfume industry and is said to
be the key ingredient in Chanel #5. This tropical tree likes the heat and grows and blooms during the
warm season. Cananga odorata is a fast grower and will
quickly reach a mature size. The branches are known to
be brittle and break easily so protection from strong
winds is recommended. Cananga is a tropical tree, it likes
warm weather but it can survive in low temperatures around
freezing for short periods of time. Cananga odorata needs to be mature in order to bloom and that may take anywhere between four to five years from a small plant, depending on the growing conditions.
We also carry a smaller form that will
suit those with limited space or that do not live in a tropical location. Dwarf Ylang Ylang is rarely offered for sale. Please be sure to be placed on the waiting list if you wish to have one.
Check out Cananga odorata 'Fruticosa', Dwarf Ylang Ylang
FAMILY : Annonaceae
ORIGIN : Indonesia
TYPE/USES : medium to large tree
SIZE : 30'
GROWTH RATE : very fast growing
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full/partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : lowr 30's
FLOWER : warmer months of the year when mature
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