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Fragrant Himalayan Champaca

Michelia champaca

Item 061485

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USDA Zone:
10-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Excellent ornamental tree displays an abundance of extremely fragrant yellow flowers over a long season. Matures to a bold, broad form. Terrific specimen for yard or garden. Evergreen.

Price: $130.00
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Shipping Timeline:

Your plant(s) will begin shipping to Virginia on March 1st, 2018. As all of our plants are actively growing, we will only deliver them once they meet our rigorous quality and size standards.

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I'm gardening in: Ashburn, VA 20149
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Average Landscape Size
Slow grower to 25 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Michelia champaca
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant
Bloom Time: Mid-winter through spring.
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Tropical
Design Ideas: Big and evergreen, this is a perfect free-blooming accent tree with a bonus of fragrance. Plant in the front yard or entry court to welcome guests with fragrant shade. Perfect for disguising safety fences surrounding a swimming pool or spa. A reliable semitropical foundation plant for the backyard. Creates an excellent hedge for screening along a fence. Size and density is also good for absorbing adjacent noise from streets or schools.

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

According to Tibetan beliefs, the Buddha of the next era will find enlightenment under the white flower canopy of the champaca tree.

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