A group of versatile, easy to prune trees and shrubs, Michelia are now known as Magnolias.
Michelia are a group of evergreen trees from China, through to Vietnam, The Philippines and India. Linnaeus named them after the Italian botanist, Pietro Antonio Micheli. They have always been seen as closely related to magnolias and in fact Michalias have recently been renamed as Magnolias.
So what was M. yunnanensis is now Magnolia laevifolia, the popular Michelia figo is now renamed Magnolia figo.
In most cases Michelia is the commonly used name although with new releases it is tending to change to what is regarded as ‘correct’.
Being easy to prune, fast growing and tolerant of a range of spoil conditions these are a widely used landscaping plant.
Popular species and cultivars include
- M. doltsopa
- M. champaca – Yellow jade orchid tree
- M. ‘mixed up miss’
- Michelia ‘scented pearl’
- M. Maudiae
- Michalia figo
- M. yunnanensis
Michelia Trees and Species are available for sale from the following nurseries
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
CNR Sherbrooke & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rds Ferny Creek. VIC 3786
Conifers, Magnolias, Maples, Dogwoods and Buxus.
Healthy, 100% Organic garden plants. Buy online, direct from grower. 100% satisfaction guarantee. Flat-rate postage QLD NSW VIC ACT SA & NT. Huge range of tropical & rare plants, fruit & edibles, trees, flowers, foliage & more.