White Champaca, Michelia alba

White Champaca

FAMILY:
Magnoliaceae

ORIGIN:
Philippines

DESCRIPTION:
Growing to 15 ft. at maturity with entire, alternate, 6 – 8” oblong foliage; white or yellow orchid-like blooms 10 months of the year

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize monthly; full sun to part shade

PROPAGATION:
Vegetative; grafting or air layering

COMMENTS:
Used in the manufacturing of “Joy” perfume; also the city flower of Shanghai

 

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