Michelia figo = fuscata
- Common Name(s):
- Banana shrub
- Port Wine, Coco
Drought tolerant; can be severely pruned; specimen plant for coastal NC as it is slightly salt tolerant; fragrant flowers. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- 6-10 ft.
- Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 1.5-4 in. long; become yellowish green in winter
- 0.5-1 in. yellowish green, purple-tinged cup-shaped flowers in late spring; covered with rusty brown pubescence; very fragrant
- Sun to partial shade; well-drained, acidic, sandy soil enriched with organic matter
- Dense, upright oval to rounded habit
- 6-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1672