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Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr

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Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr

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Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr

QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE -4
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE
  • FAMILY Meliaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Large shrub/small tree
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Requires water until established
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full Sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE None
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED No special drainage required
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Vegetative (cuttings)

Aglaia odorata
(mei sui lan, mock lemon, Chinese rice plant, Chinese perfume plant,)

This small tree has very beautiful, bright yellow fragrant flowers that are produced multiple times per year. It makes a wonderfully fragrant specimen tree, hedge, potted plant, or an addition to your moonlit fragrance garden. The flower can be used to scent tea and linens. Flowers may be worn in the hair or used to make lei. Seeds are not typically produced, and when they are present, will not grow true to the mother plant.

Plant Uses

  • Specimen
  • Container plant
  • Ornamental
  • Fragrant

Dangers

None