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Michelia Figo; Virginia Beach, VA; full sun; love it !!!
This one is about 3 days old which is unusual for me as I usually find they fall apart after a day or two...
I wish I could share the sweet fragrance given off by these blooms.
Flowers about less than a day after opening and often fragile...
From the Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas. Photo taken April 15, 2003.
Banana Shrub Spring 2004 - Hawkinsville Ga
Fifty year old Banana Shrub
This 50 year old tree will at times produce seeds. This year is not one of those years.
This shrub has flowers which give off a wonderful fragrance.
My grandmother planted this tree and now it's mine!!!
Michelia Figo; Virginia Beach, VA; see bloom photo
Center of pic: massive banana shrub towering over house.
Shows pair of boards nailed together to prop a large curving limb, spanish moss on limb
Base of tree with young side trunks, adventitious roots, and quarter for size comparison...
Northwest Florida- zone 8b in full bloom
Northwest Florida- zone 8b flowers. March 2016
Northwest Florida- zone 8b flowers close up. March 2016
Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/
top growth killed at -11C (12F) even with cold protection in USDA zone 7b, inly one bud at the base survived
top growth killed at -11C (12F) in USDA zone 7b, only the base part survived
Flower, bud, & foliage
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, NC. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/