Fagraea ceilanica, the perfume flower tree, is classified under the Loganiaceae family. This evergreen plant can be pruned back to maintain it as a manageable small shrub but if it is left alone, it can grow into a small tree with a height of about 10ft. When not in flower, the perfume flower tree still makes a very attractive shrub because it has very attractive foliage.
The perfume flower tree is said to be a plant that can be grown in large containers. It has average water needs and hence its roots should be kept moist and not allowed to dry out. Like most other flowering shrubs, to ensure that a perfume flower tree plant grows healthily and blooms, each specimen should be grown in an area with at least filtered sunshine (semi-shade), although it can tolerate full, direct sunshine outdoors. Sought after by collectors.
Other Names: Perfume Flower Tree, Pua Keni Keni, Trai Tichlan, Lau binh, African Jasmine