Champaca

Magnolia champaca (Michelia champaca)

Michelia champaca (Champaca) - full view

Full view

Michelia champaca (Champaca) - leaves

Foliage detail

Michelia champaca (Champaca) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 10-20'; Spread: 10-20'

  • Growth:

    Moderate

  • Character:

    Evergreen; broad form.

  • Foliage:

    Shiny green 10” long leaves.

  • Flower:

    Fragrant orange-yellow flowers, 3”.

  • Fruit:

    Brown, cone-like seed conglomerates, 3-4" long, form in summer and drop in winter.

  • Bark:

    Rough, light gray.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Any soil, some shade.

  • Special Considerations:

    Flowers are heavily scented. Can also be grown as a shrub.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to southeast Asia. Renowned for its fragrant flowers.