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Silver Cloud Michelia

Michelia doltsopa 'Silver Cloud'

A prolific bloomer with creamy colored, spicy scented flowers 6 to 8 inches in size. Long 7-inch leaves are leathery and fuzzy brown underneath. A supreme alternative to magnolia in the tropics. Semi-evergreen tree.
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Full sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationmy-KEE-lee-a DOLT-so-pah
Average Size at MaturityFast growth to 40 ft. tall, 20 to 30 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAbelia (Abelia); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Holly (Ilex); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Magnolia (Magnolia)

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: 9-11

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