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White Fragrant Himalayan Champaca

Michelia champaca 'Alba'

Pronunciation: my-KEE-lee-a CHAM-pac-a
SKU #06138
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Excellent ornamental tree displays an abundance of extremely fragrant white flowers over a long season. Matures to a bold, broad form. Terrific specimen for yard or garden. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Mid-Winter through Spring
Mature Size Slow grower to 25 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container
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 Color White
Foliage Color Green
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).
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore In India the champaca flowers are a valuable crop grown for the perfume industry.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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