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Fragrant Himalayan Champaca

Michelia champaca

Pronunciation: my-KEE-lee-a CHAM-pac-a
SKU #06148
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description An excellent ornamental tree that produces an abundance of extremely fragrant yellow flowers over a long season, from the middle of winter and throughout spring, nestled between handsome, large, lush, glossy, bright green leaves. Matures to a bold, broad, upright form. A handsome specimen for lawn or garden. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Mid-Winter through Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Design Ideas Big and evergreen, this is a perfect free-blooming accent tree with a bonus of fragrance. Plant in the front yard or entry court to welcome guests with fragrant shade. Perfect for disguising safety fences surrounding a swimming pool or spa. A reliable semitropical foundation plant for the backyard. Creates an excellent hedge for screening along a fence. Size and density is also good for absorbing adjacent noise from streets or schools.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lantana (Lantana); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea); Verbena (Verbena); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
Care Provide deep, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained, loamy soil. Thrives in temperate coastal regions and warm, frost-free regions with regular moisture. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize regularly during growing season.
HISTORY
Lore According to Tibetan beliefs, the Buddha of the next era will find enlightenment under the white flower canopy of the champaca tree.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.