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Ylang Ylang Tree

Cananga odorata

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Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

30-50 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

20 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Cananga odorata

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



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Fill Your Landscape With Fragrant Blooms

The Ylang Ylang tree is most famous for the incredible fragrance that comes from its blossoms. Its scent has hints of jasmine crossed with a sweet custard apple, and fills the entire landscape. 

Many are drawn to Ylang Ylang trees because its oil is used in a variety of different perfumes. A few drops of the oil are perfect for making homemade scents in candles, perfumes and potpourris. 

This flowering tree has beautiful blooms that are light green when they first emerge that turn bright yellow as they mature, and best of all, this tree blooms all year. While your neighbor’s trees only bloom for a few weeks, you will have months of continuous flowers. The blossoms pop against the Ylang Ylang’s thick canopy of dark green, lush, tropical leaves.   

Ylang Ylang trees are native to tropical areas and are recommended for growing zones 9-11, where they will thrive in the heat and humidity. However, these trees also thrive in containers. If you live farther north than zone 9, place your tree in a container and bring it indoors during the colder months

Forget the use of chemical sprays and candles to fill a space with a fresh scent. As houseplants Ylang Ylang trees replace old stale air with a rich flowery aroma. 

When planted outdoors Ylang Ylang trees take off with a rapid growth rate of 5 or more feet per year. They reach heights of 40 to 60 feet tall to quickly become a large and mature shade tree that’s perfect for hanging out under during hot summer days.  

The Ylang Ylang tree is often a popular choice among landscapers because it’s a low maintenance tree that doesn’t require a lot of up keep. By being drought tolerant as well as resistant to pests and diseases, this flowering tree flourishes in a variety of different growing conditions.   





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Ylang ylang tree
I have this tree in my back hark. It smells so good. If you get one it will get very tall. I am so happy that I can put a name to it. I've done research on it for awhile and never came up with an answer until I came to this sight to buy trees. Thank you
June 1, 2016
Pembroke Pines, FL
Growing Zone:
10
Ylang Ylang Tree
I grew up in Viet Nam and we had this tree in our yard .Its scent was so heavenly even my neighbors loved it. The name in Vietnamese is Princess Flower. I am so happy to find this tree from your website
July 14, 2016
Santa Barbara, CA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
10
I bought two trees; they were received in excellent condition. They have remained fresh and healthy and looking forward to early flowering.
June 25, 2016
Royal Palm beach, FL
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
11
Died
Planted in full sun with good water supply but it died in the Vegas dryness.
June 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
A good tree at a reasonable price
I bought two of this tree mainly because it was famous in the country where I had come from. They were not found in Sacramento, California, where I now live. When I ordered them, I expected them to be seedlings about two or tree feet tall. But when they trees arrived, I found that they were about six feet tall. The price I had paid was about the same as what I would have paid for any ornamental tree of that size in any local store in Sacramento; and I paid no shipping cost. Now they have started to grow
June 7, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Looking forward to the fragrance !
The plant arrived with a couple of bugs chewing some leaves so I quickly sprayed them with neem oil. Bugs are gone. After initially losing one branch of leaves my ylang ylang settled in to it's sunny, moist location and has been growing many new leaves. I know it must become more mature to flower and I can hardly wait. I had one of these trees on the east coast of Fl and it smelled heavenly-Chanel #5. Now I'm on the west coast and feel success will be mine !
July 9, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Happy gardener from Columbia SC
I bought only the dwarf ylang ylang, it arrived in excellent condition, about a foot tall and already has one flower! As advertised, the bloom doesn't smell as good as those from the full grown trees, but still smells good. I will definitely buy the full tree as soon as they become available again.
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July 20, 2017
new ylang tree
just put in the ground, hope it makes it
June 3, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Not growing.
It's not growing. I live in Vegas. When I got it, it has a stem with four leaves. Now it's still has a stem and three leaves.
July 26, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Ylang Ylang Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Ylang Ylang Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Ylang Ylang Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Ylang Ylang Tree again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I've had one before and I love the fragrance.
Jesse Y on Aug 12, 2017
I use the oil in many things. It will be great to make my own!
Clovelle M on Jun 26, 2017
I've had one before and I love the fragrance.
Jesse Y on Aug 12, 2017
This flower is super fragrant.
CORAZON B S on Jun 26, 2017
I use the oil in many things. It will be great to make my own!
Clovelle M on Jun 26, 2017
The frangrant of the flower
Lydar S on Jun 14, 2017
I owned a tropical specimen garden on Terra Mar Island planted by another plant enthusiast owner. The scent of the ylang ylang was magical ! Now I will have it in my new Palm Harbor garden too. I am thrilled to have found this website!
Ann Fay R on Jun 11, 2017
It's an exotic and beautiful tree. Its flowers have a wonderful fragrance.
Oscar L on May 19, 2017
My son ordered two trees from your site for me for Mother's Day and I thought this tree would also be a lovely addition. I have always wanted a ylang ylang tree.

However, when I added my gift certificate xc47ybz3. I did not receive the seven dollar savings. Have I errored in some way?

So far. I love your site. Thank. You
Jeannie M on May 13, 2017
I choose it for the fragrance it is supposed to have. Also because it is supposed to do well in a hot, humid climate. Tampa
Florida area is just that. I like unusual plants or in this instance trees.
Lucinda L H on May 9, 2017
Great smell!! Love the flowers!...
zoitsa s on Jul 12, 2016
Beautiful tree with fragant flowers.
Lourdes G on Jul 6, 2016
I love this tree.
Suzanne L on Jun 27, 2016
Quick growth, disease resistance, fragrant and flowering shade
Susan K on Jun 25, 2016
ONE OF A KIND LOVE THE LOOKS
JANNIE B on Jun 23, 2016
This flower is super fragrant.
CORAZON B S on Jun 26, 2017
The frangrant of the flower
Lydar S on Jun 14, 2017
I acquired some round pod type things from a Ylang Ylang. Are these seeds. Can I plant them?
*Ms.Safire* on Jul 23, 2017
Can this tree tolerate cold and frost?
Sandy L on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm. Zones 4-8 you would need to bring indoors in the winter.
Is it ok to plant near septic tank drain field?
Geraldine G on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Well, I'm no expert. I wouldn't plant it closer than 4-5 ft. from the septic tank. The drain fields, IMHO, shouldn't be a problem. I planted one of these 2 months ago and it's just doing beautifully. I'm excited to experience the blossoms. Have fun!
What plant food will I feed the ylang ylang to give me flowers?
Emerald on Jun 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Fish heads once or twice a year. Dig the heads into the dirt about a foot deep at the drip line. Your tree will be very happy. Due to fast growth, remember drip line will constantly change. A few banana peels sound the base as often as you want too! Good luck
If you plant indoors will it drop flowers ? Is it a messy tree for indoor?
Vivian P on May 6, 2017

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