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PlantFiles: Michelia
Michelia gracieps

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Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Michelia (my-KEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: gracieps

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive RosinaBloom On May 20, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand wrote:

Michelia gracieps is a large bushy shrub with masses of fragrant cream tulip-shaped flowers in spring. It does well in a sheltered spot, and is tolerant to dry conditions once established. It is lovely as a specimen tree or grown as a hedge. It is a native of China.



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