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MICHELIA maudiae

Flowers are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Pure white 9 petalled flowers followed by pendulous follicles of red seeds
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  • Evergreen - oval, glossy green leaves.
  • Height - 8-15m (25-50ft)
  • Spread - 5-8m (16-26ft)
  • Tree - can be maintained as a small tree to 6m (20ft) tall. Flowers to 15cm (6in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from strong, drying winds
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - scale insect, red spider mite
  • Place of origin - southern China.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
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8-15m (25-50ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5-8m (16-26ft)
 

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