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Michelia skinneriana/Hybrid Banana Shrub

Michelia skinneriana / Michelia skinneriana
Foliage and flowers in spring
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Foliage and flowers in spring

Foliage with scattering of flowers that are quite fragrant

Spring flowers and buds

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Scientific Name: Michelia skinneriana
Common Name: Hybrid Banana Shrub
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A vigorously growing shrub with a rounded, dense form. It will hold its branches to ground level. The fragrant flowers smell like ripened bananas in spring and early summer. Scale insects can be a problem.