Banana Shrub – Magnolia figo

Evergreen tree growing 10-20 ft tall. Flowers are cream-white, purple, or light purple, and strongly scented. Leaves are leathery, dark glossy-green, up to 4 in long. Grows well in acid and alkaline soil; susceptible to black soot.

Native to China. Often cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens for its fragrant flowers.