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Michelia figo
Common Name: Port Wine Magnolia Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)

Michelia figo
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Deep green, lustrous oval pointed foliage on a dense, bushy, rounded shrub. Creamy yellow and purple, two inch flowers like small magnolias with a rich port wine fragrance appear in great quantities amongst the foliage during spring. Locate near an entryway, patio or window where the fruity fragrance can be fully appreciated. Will grow to four to six feet high and wide in 10 years.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Broad-leaved evergreen forests, shady slopes and along river banks.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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