Answer: The banana shrub is a slow growing, long lived, small tree that makes an excellent specimen plant. The leaves are a shiny, dark green similar to the tropical ficus trees. The flowers are a creamy white and smell like bananas. The fragrance is strongest on a warm, still spring day. Banana shrubs set little pups at the base of the trunk and when these grow large and have roots of their own you only need to remove them from the parent plant and pot them up on their own. Just watch for these pups to be produced and when you can see they have roots you can simply pull or cut them from the parent plant. Good luck with your project!
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