is an evergreen shrub that might be compared to a classic Southern Lady—both sweet and tough! The incredibly fragrant flowers give the plant its name—they smell like bananas. Think of it as a small Southern magnolia that is very easy to grow. Blooms heavily in spring and continues blooming throughout the summer. Matures at 10-15 ft., or takes pruning well to maintain at a shorter height. Drought tolerant once established. Potted. Zones 8-10.