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Michelia alba White Champaca/White Champaca, Bai Yu Lan

Michelia alba White Champaca / Michelia alba White Champaca
Growing in protected area in a greenhouse
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Growing in protected area in a greenhouse

Container grown specimen in bloom

Growing in container

Flower and foliage

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Scientific Name: Michelia alba White Champaca
Common Name: White Champaca, Bai Yu Lan
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: One the most fragrant of flowers and it is thought to be used in the most expensive perfumes in the world. I may bloom at any season of the year and does so more than once per year. Will need winter protection when temperature drops below freezing for several hours. A great container plant for areas too cold for growing outside in winte. It must have good to superior if in a container or in the ground.