Cananga odorata – Ylang Ylang Tree (6″ pot)


This is a popular, large, tropical flowering tree that produces yellow flowers with an amazing fragrance. The scent of the blooms are so nice that they made a perfume inspired by it called Chanel No 5. There is also a rare dwarf ylang ylang plant.

Ships in 1gallon pot (6″ pot). Does not come with flowers.

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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.

FAMILY : Annonaceae
ORIGIN : Indonesia
TYPE/USES : medium to large tree
GROWTH RATE : very fast growing
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full/partial sun
MIN. TEMP. : low 30’s F
FLOWER : warmer months of the year when mature

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 48 in
Gardino Nursery