White Fragrant Himalayan Champaca
Michelia champaca 'Alba'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|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.|
|Key Feature||Fragrant Winter Flowers|
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