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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cananga odorata var. fruticosa - The Dwarf Ylang-ylang Tree

Scientific name: Canaga odorata

Common name: Ylang-ylang,
Malay name: Kenaga

Family: Annonaceae (annona family)
Category: Tropical Tree
Origin: Myanmar to Southeast Asia to Northern Australia

The dwarf garden form is Canaga odorata var. fruticosa (from Thailand)
 Photo Taken at: My home garden

Fragrant ylang-ylang oil from the flowers of the Canaga odorata tree is reputed to be used as one of the ingredients of Chanel no. 5.


  1. that´s a pretty flower. Love the shape of it. :)

  2. Very nice picture. If you like, join us on *PicStory*. You are warmly invited! :) LG Tina

  3. I have one but the flowers are not as fragrant as the tall ones.

  4. The dream of every gardener :)


Yay! You like flowers too.

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