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  1. No scented flowers on a banana shrub (Michelia Skinneriana).
Asked by Lady_DiAnna on February 7, 2018
No Scented Flowers on a Banana Shrub (Michelia Skinneriana).

Why don’t the flowers on my banana shrub have any scent?
I have 2 banana shrubs in pots that I grew from cuttings (from my main plants). I kept them on a western patio all summer but brought them inside when temps began to drop below 30 degrees at night. About 4 weeks ago, they began to bud. The flowers are now opening but they do not have the banana-like scent, they have no scent at all.The main plants had dropped leaves badly before I brought them inside any they don’t have any buds.

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BushDoctor
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It is likely that they didn't have enough fertilizer. This can cause lack of blooms, leaf drop, and many other symptoms. This article will help you with the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/banana-shrub/how-to-grow-banana-shrubs.htm

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