Dwarf Ylang Ylang
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Dwarf Ylang Ylang
ntroduced Photo: Ramachandran
Common name: Dwarf Ylang Ylang
Botanical name: Cananga odorata var. fruticosa    Family: Annonaceae (Sugar-apple family)
Synonyms: Cananga fruticosa, Cananga kirkii

Dwarf Ylang Ylang is a compact shrub, growing to 2 m tall, with highly scented yellowish flowers, probably native to Thailand. It is a dwarf form of the Ylang Ylang tree. However, it flowers much more profusely, and the flowers have curled petals. The flowers are used in the perfume industry. It can be grown in the garden or will do well in a container. It blooms profusely during the spring and summer months.

Identification credit: Ramachandran Photographed in Chennai & Bangalore.

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