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Banana Shrub

Now considered a magnolia, this large evergreen shrub or small tree was formerly classified as a Michelia.  It has lustrous evergreen foliage but is best known and favored for the late spring flowers which are creamy yellow edged in maroon and have a strong fragrance of ripe bananas.  The Banana Shrub was an old favorite southern garden plant but now hard to find in nurseries.   It should be planted in sun or semi shady spot with good fertile soil that is moist but well-drained.  This old favorite is a native of China. 

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USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10

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Full Sun