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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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(now reclassified under MAGNOLIA)
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - semi-glossy, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • White
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces 6-12-tepalled flowers
  • 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 cold, dry winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - under glass - scale insects, red spider mites
  • Place of origin - China (Yunnan), Tibet. Garden origin
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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
Michelia - Care Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)

Buy Varieties of MICHELIA

MICHELIA crassipes

MICHELIA crassipes  >

White fragrant flowers
£60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MICHELIA doltsopa

MICHELIA doltsopa  >

One of the most stunning and scented trees at Caerhays Castle gardens.
£30.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MICHELIA doltsopa 'Silver Cloud'

MICHELIA doltsopa 'Silver Cloud'  >

Vigorous habit with heavily felted brown undersides to the leaves and plentiful creamy-white scented flowers
Medium £70.00 

MICHELIA 'Fairy Blush'

MICHELIA 'Fairy Blush'  >

Pale pink fragrant flowers
£45.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £85.00 

MICHELIA 'Fairy Cream'

MICHELIA 'Fairy Cream'  >

Profuse flowers in creamy-white
£45.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MICHELIA 'Fairy Lime'

MICHELIA 'Fairy Lime'  >

Limey-white with pink edges
£45.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MICHELIA 'Fairy White'

MICHELIA 'Fairy White'  >

Profuse flowers in white
£45.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


MICHELIA figo  >

Commonly known as: Banana shrub, Port wine magnolia.
Small dark glossy green leaves and brownish-purple flowers which smell of pear drops
Small £20.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MICHELIA x foggii 'Allspice'

MICHELIA x foggii 'Allspice'  >

Very fragrant creamy white flowers from coppery buds in spring
Medium £55.00 

MICHELIA x foggii 'Jack Fogg'

MICHELIA x foggii 'Jack Fogg'  >

A cross between M. doltsopa and M. figo with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers tinged pinkish-purple
Medium £55.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MICHELIA laevifolia

MICHELIA laevifolia  >

(syn. yunnanensis) - strongly fragrant white flowers from velvety buds
Small £22.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £55.00 each

MICHELIA laevifolia 'Summer Snowflake'

MICHELIA laevifolia 'Summer Snowflake'  >

Fragrant white flowers in profusion with purple anthers and velvety brown buds
£55.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MICHELIA macclurei

MICHELIA macclurei  >

We first found this rare species in the garden here 4 years ago. The scented flowers are upright and narrowly pointed. Creamy white
£25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MICHELIA martinii

MICHELIA martinii  >

Leathery leaves and fragrant brownish-yellow flowers
£60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MICHELIA maudiae 'Touch of Pink'

MICHELIA maudiae 'Touch of Pink'  >

This first flowered at Caerhays in 2006 and was quite stunning as well as being strongly scented. The pink fades to a dark bluish-purple at the base of the flowers
Medium £60.00 

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