How to grow Ylang ylang tree

Ylang ylang tree growing tree of the genus Cananga also known as Ylang-ylang or Ilang-ilang, Ylang ylang tree perennial evergreen or semi-deciduous plant, mostly used as ornamental plant for the fragrant of the flowers although the fruits are edible, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Flower showy fragrant the color yellow 6 petals the petal curly, and used for the fragrant.

Ylang ylang tree flower

Fruits edible, the color of the fruit is purple with small seeds inside, the fruit are the size 1-2 cm.

Ylang ylang tree for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Buy Now

Requirements for Ylang ylang tree growing and care:

More than 5C, high humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (when it’s rainy in tropical), in less warm place in the beginning of the spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / winter

How to prune:
Recommend to keep it small easier to pic the flowers

Size of the plant?
5-30 m, 15-100 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Showy fragrant yellow flower, 6 petals the petal curly

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Ylang ylang tree fruits?
Jams, cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-4 years

Scientific name:

Cananga odorata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone