MICHELIA laevifolia 'Summer Snowflake'

Fragrant white flowers in profusion with purple anthers and velvety brown buds
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • White
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Flowers to 5cm (2in) 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)
    Borderline
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

MICHELIA laevifolia 'Summer Snowflake'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, red spider mites under glass. Honey fungus, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Southwestern China
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Magnolias - larger gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
    Borderline
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
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10m (33ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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