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Re: banana shrub


Smells like a banana ice cream.  I have some of them myself.  I wonder 
if the heat and humidity are getting to them Sally Ann.  They are, I 
believe, a Chinese cloud cover plant could be too hot.

DF

SallyAnn wrote:

>Jim...it is Michelia figo, another common name Magnolia Fuscata--Avg. 15' x
>8'.(..sorry! zone 8 & 9 !) Which may be a problem--as with Dogwood-they grew
>well  in my Jacksonville yard, but not here 30 miles south...and I think the
>soil is sandier here..Have also lost 2 Tea or Sweet Olive..-I think for the
>same reason...but having grown up on the Mississippi coast & N.O. I miss
>them!  The smell is haunting...
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 6:04 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] banana shrub
>
>
>  
>
>>tell me about the banana shrub, sally ann. sounds very interesting.
>>
>>
>>At 09:04 AM 4/15/03 -0400, you wrote:
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>>>I just returned from the Southern Garden History conference in Atlanta &
>>>      
>>>
>found
>  
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>>>your package! Thank you!!!
>>>Would you please remind my Pleistocene brain of the name & culture!!!
>>>      
>>>
>Smelling
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>>>the Banana Shrub again-a favorite from my childhood- seems to have erased
>>>      
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>my
>  
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>>>short term memory.
>>>SA in SA z9
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