Dwarf Ylang-Ylang Shrub (Desmos chinensis)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 10-12 ft
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Shade Tree
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

newly emerging leaves are a pinkish color.

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Comments:
Posted by Dutchlady1 on Aug 1, 2012 7:36 AM

This is a vining shrub that strongly resembles Cananga odorata (Ylang-Ylang) but the flowers - while also similar - are much less fragrant. It is commonly used as a shade provider in urban areas in Southeast Asia.

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