Michelia skinneriana * Skinner’s Banana Shrub

A superior form of the standard Banana Shrub. It’s an outstanding evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green foliage, and famous for it’s uniquely shaped yellow flowers that have a wonderful banana fragrance! ‘Skinners’ is a great shrub for hedging, screening, or even used as an individual specimen. It can also be shaped into a small, evergreen, multi-trunked tree. Average height is 6′, but can reach 10-12′ tall. Grow in half day sun or part shade all day in moist, well-drained soil.


Morning sun to filtered shade

6-12′ tall x 6-8′ wide

Flowers are yellow, banana shaped, and appear in early summer

Fragrant – warm temperatures bring out the banana taffy fragrance

Use as a specimen accent plant or privacy screen

Well drained soil