|CANANGA ODORATA - YLANG YLANG.|
Alangilang, ylang ylang, ilang ilang.
Annonaceae (Annona family).
Originally from Indonesia, this medium sized tropical tree is now also growing in Suriname.
Cananga is growing up to 70' tall and has simple alternate leaves.
The flowers are yellow and very fragrant and ylang ylang also has medicinal properties; it is used in aroma - therapy and can slow down rapid breathing and rapid heart rate.
The black avoids fruits have many black seeds.
The oil made from the flowers has a calming effect.
USDA zone 9B - 11.
Full sun, wet moist soil.
Protect from frost or plant in frost free spots.
It can be kept as a container plant; indoors in the cooler zones.