We planted a Ylang Ylang tree in the neigbouring yard where the wind will carry the fragrance into our yard, Today, I thought I’d share a little information about this wonderfully fragrant tree.
The Ylang Ylang is a fast growing tree that blooms year round. The tree grows clusters of green flowers along the branches that become yellow with time. The smallest flowers on the tree produce the most perfume and the tree is most aromatic as the sun goes down. The plant has flowers throughout the year but it does very well in the rainy season and as the humidity began to rise in preparation for Wet Season so did the blooms on the tree. Many well-known perfumes use Ylang Ylang with Chanel number 5 probably the best known.
The following is a video about growing Ylang Ylang in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, We’re very lucky to have this wonderfully fragrant plant so close that we can pluck the flowers for a good sniff. It’s our form of aroma therapy…in the campo.