Common Name: Ylang Ylang, Cananga Tree, Tree of Flowers, Perfume Tree
Scientific Name: Cananga odorata
Plant Family: Annonaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
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. This plant can reach heights of 40 to 60 feet tall to quickly become a large and mature shade tree. The ylang ylang flower can be used to make essential oil and added to perfumes, lotions, or soaps.