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EvergreenOval or elliptic leathery leaves are arranged alternately or spirally.
Tall ShrubRounded, spreading shrubs and upright trees. Grown for their, usually scented, magnolia-like flowers.
Full sunShelter from strong, drying winds
Additional FeaturesGood to knowNamed after a Florentine botanist, Pietro Antonio Micheli (1679-1737). Shrubs make good courtyard garden subjects. Trees can be grown in woodland or as specimens.Pests & DiseasesScale insects, red spider mites under glass. Honey fungus, coral spotPlace of originTropical and subtropical Asia.
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilNeutral to acid soil
Buy Varieties of MICHELIA
white fragrant flowers
vigorous habit with heavily felted brown undersides to the leaves and plentiful creamy-white scented flowers
pale pink fragrant flowers
profuse flowers in creamy-white
limey-white with pink edges
profuse flowers in white
small dark glossy green leaves and brownish-purple flowers which smell of pear drops
very fragrant creamy white flowers from coppery buds in spring
a cross between M. doltsopa and M. figo with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers tinged pinkish-purple
(syn. yunnanensis) - strongly fragrant white flowers from velvety buds
fragrant white flowers in profusion with purple anthers and velvety brown buds
we first found this rare species in the garden here 4 years ago. The scented flowers are upright and narrowly pointed. Creamy white
leathery leaves and fragrant brownish-yellow flowers
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
lightly perfumed magnolia-like flowers