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SKINNER'S BANANA SHRUB
Uncommon + FRAGRANT Blooms!
Plant Size: #3G (11.36L)
Enjoy the improved SKINNER'S BANANA SHRUB for its...
.improved vigor + winter foliage retention + repeat blooms . legendary banana-scented flowers >>> spring and again in autumn . lustrous year-round foliage >>> attractive + rich green + leathery . upright multi-stemmed habit >>> robust growth to 10-15' [tree-like with age] .eco-friendly nature >>> considered pest-free + easygoing + drought tolerant .versatility >>> standalone garden accent + fragrant privacy screens .enduring popularity >>> banana shrubs are long-lived + heirloom plants
USDA plant hardiness zones: 7b, 8, 9, 10 | considered winter hardy to 5° F (-15°C) Sunset plant hardiness zones: 9, 14-24, 26-29, 31 [western states]
LIGHT: full sun for best flower production [tolerates partial shade] WATER: evenly moist [considered drought tolerant once established] SOIL: fertile + humus-rich + neutral to slightly acid + well-drained
Botanical Name: Michelia skinneriana Dunn / Stephen Troyte Dunn (1868-1938) Plant Family: Magnoliaceae - Magnolia Family Plant Origin/Magnolia Nursery Cultivar: Western China Banana Shrub was introduced in the United States in the late 1700's and is considered one of the South's best old-fashioned heirlooms shrubs. The genus Michelia was named in 1737 in honor of Pietro Antonio Micheli (1679-1737) the renowned Italian botanist and author. a.k.a: Skinner's Banana Magnolia, Skinner's Magnolia Tree, Michelia figo var. skinneriana
How to grow Skinners Banana Shrubs: . Select a location that provides adequate sunlight, water, and soil requirements [see above] . Water regularly until established and during dry spells for optimum performance . Fertilize in early spring [use organic fertilizers for increased plant and soil health] . Prune after flowering if needed [blooms on previous year's growth + usually not required] . Maintain a mulch layer to conserve soil moisture and minimize pesky weeds . Avoid unnecessary cultivation around plants once they're established . Grow Michelia skinneriana shrubs in large winter-protected containers in colder climates
Shipping Size/Price: Premium Three Gallon [#3G] nursery-grown plant (11.36L) We ship large, gift quality plants in their original container and soil. Skinners Banana Shrub's guaranteed to delight your family and friends. Send living plant gifts that impress.
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