|Michelia figo is a medium sized evergreen shrub 6-8' tall, occasionally reaching 15' tall. Leaves are glossy, medium green, 3" long. Blooms first in spring, then sporadically throughout the summer. Flowers resemble small magnolia blossoms, but are creamy yellow with a purplish tinge. The powerful fragrance is like ripe bananas, strongest in a windless, warm spot. Good choice near a patio or entrance way in warm climates.