Allspice Michelia

Michelia x foggii 'Allspice'

Fuzzy, copper flower buds open to richly fragrant cup-shaped white flowers - blooms at an early age! Glossy leaves on a pyramidal form back the flowers for high contrast and stand-out beauty. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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LoreThe banana fruit fragrance of these flowers led to the old common name, banana shrub.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growth to 18 feet tall, 6 to 8 feet wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring and into summer
Design IdeasA gorgeous shrub or tree that makes an exceptional background or hedge. With creative pruning plants can take on a wide range of forms. A valuable screen for tropical gardens and warm climates.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsGrow this fragrant beauty with exciting tropicals such as All Gold Bougainvillea, (Bougainvillea x 'All Gold'), Blood Banana, (Musa acuminata zebrina), Hong Kong Orchid Tree, (Bauhinia blakeana) and Erin Rachel Hibiscus, (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Erin Rachel').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

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