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botanical name:
Michelia doltsopa
Michelia doltsopa © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Magnolia doltsopa
family:  Magnoliaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 15.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Small to medium sized, evergreen or semi-evergreen tree, erect and pyramidal when young then spreading with age. Glossy dark green leaves up to 18cm long, glaucous underneath. Fragrant, white, magnolia-like flowers which open in spring from brownish buds formed the previous autumn at the leaf axils.

Need a sheltered, mild location with moist, well drained, humus-rich, lime-free soil. Full sun or partial shade with protection from cold winds. Reputedly not hardy but thrives in favoured spots of the South West of England.

From seed, greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings.

other notes:
From sub-tropical areas of the Himalayas, Tibet and Southwestern China. Introduced by George Forrest about 1918.
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