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Michelia champaca

Belonging to the Michelia genus, Michelia has a botanical name of Michelia champaca.

A small tree originating from China.
It has slightly curved, alternate, lanceolate leaves to 20cm in length.
The tree bears highly fragrant, mustard-yellow flowers. Flowers are followed by reddish fruit that contain orange-red seeds.

Typically, Michelia has an Evergreen lifecycle, so it tends to keep its leaves throughout the entire year. Keep in mind when planning your garden that Michelia is known for growing to a tree habit.

China is believed to be where Michelia originates from.

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How to grow Michelia

Keep in mind when planting that Michelia is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.

See our list of companion Plants for Michelia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Michelia from seed

Germination is generally poor.
Treat seed with fungicide/insecticide before sowing.
Sow in shade, but remove from shade once germination occurs.
Minimum temperature both day and need should be 20 deg C or above.
A heat pad may increase the rate of germination.

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Michelia

As Michelia is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Common Michelia problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Michelia plants:

Other names for Michelia

Michelia champaca L.

Misspellings: Michelia champacca

Michelia care instructions

How long does Michelia take to grow?

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