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pieohmyApril 2, 2007

We are clearing a wooded area in our yard and have several trees up for grabs to whoever would like them. All are small and healthy. We are in the Independence/Montpelier area of Louisiana.

I have so far found the following:

Banana shrub (only one so far and very small still)

White Oak (several)

Tung oil (several)

Chinese cypress (several)

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tamivileine(z8b OS,MS, US)

I'll take all your tung trees.

What's a banana shrub? You mean a banana plant, like as in the yelo things that monkeys eat ;-)? If you're referring to a regular banana, I'll take that too

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vileine18sq at hotmail dot com


    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 6:27PM
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A banana shrub is more of a small tree when full grown. The blooms smell a lot like bananas. They were very common at one time and are very beautiful full grown. I have tons of tung oil trees. They would take over my yard if I let them.

Here is a link that might be useful: banana shrub

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 9:21PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

I saw banana shrubs at Naylor's last month. Had no idea what they were and forgot about 'em till now. I think I'll pick one up later this week. Thanks for the headsup, Pieohmy!

I remember seeing tung oil trees for the first time one spring when we were looking at property in the Covington area. Very pretty in bloom.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 11:26AM
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The "shrub" in banana shrub is deceptive. I have two that are as large as my full grown camellias. But they are lovely and evergreen. I especially like the trunk of the tree. Very interesting when they get older.

Yes, the tung oil are nice too when blooming and very fast growing. Very graceful when full grown.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 10:26PM
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I have 3 acres of land with only 1 weeping willow I bought for my front yard, but I would love your White Oaks and
Chinese cypress if you still have any. You can contact my at

    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 8:55PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

Don't know why I missed this thread earlier--maybe 'cause I need less trees rather than more! But thought y'all might be interested in a bit of history about the banana shrub (Michellia figo, I think, and there are some other very nice michellias too). Think I was told about this shortly after I moved here. As was mentioned above, it's a plant that was very popular years ago, and ladies would drop a few flowers down the front of their dresses for the fragrance. (Personally, I think mine at least smells more like cheap artificial banana flavoring than bananas!) Because of that use, some people still call them 'bubby flowers'. Now, doesn't that make your day?

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 12:31AM
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Hmmm, maybe I should label it as such LOL.

thehurds, I still do have some. Our chainsaw and some other garden tools were stolen so work has stopped for now it that area :(

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 7:24PM
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Hi Pieohmy,

If you have any tung trees left in the fall, I surely would love some.

Please e-mail me.


    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 3:07PM
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I ALWAYS have tung oil trees. Even if I pulled them all from the area I would have more within weeks. Fair warning, they will drop seeds readily and grow babies everywhere.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2007 at 3:16PM
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I would love to have one of the banana and tung oil trees. PLMK. Thanks, Renne'

    Bookmark   June 19, 2007 at 3:38AM
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