White Fragrant Himalayan Champaca
Michelia champaca 'Alba'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||my-KEE-lee-a CHAM-pac-a|
|Lore||In India the champaca flowers are a valuable crop grown for the perfume industry.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow grower to 25 to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Mid-Winter through Spring|
|Design Ideas||This great white flowering shrub is primarily used as a natural hedge or screen. Large enough to block out views of unsightly adjacent land uses and even cloak unsavory odors with its fragrant flowers. Works well in sideyards to divide multistory homes with foliage. May even have some sound attenuation benefits when used streetside to mitigate taffic noise. It also serves as excellent evergreen background for large garden features such as a palapa or gazebo.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Group this shrub with big bold tropicals such as Flamenco Flame Double Hibiscus, (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'MonHope'), Strawberry Lemonade Variegated Mandevilla, (Mandevilla sanderi 'MonProud'), Sunny Daze Paraguay Nightshade, (Solanum rantonnetti 'MonRita') and Abyssinian Banana, (Ensete ventricosum).|
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