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Plant of the Month: Banana Shrub

banana shrub

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This evergreen shrub is like a classic Southern lady—both sweet and tough. Its flowers are incredibly fragrant, and the plant itself is easy to take care of. Gardeners can think of it as a miniature Southern magnolia whose flowers smell like bananas instead of lemons.

Read more about the March Plant of the Month.

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  1. I have this beautiful shrub in my Tampa garden. The cold weather in Feb didn’t hurt it one bit. I enjoy the fragrance of bananas when I’m near this plant.

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