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Michelia yunnanensis Scented Pearl

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Michelia yunnanensis Scented Pearl TBA

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Rounded, Upright

A beautiful dwarf evergreen hardy shrub that gets to about 2-3m tall by 1-2m wide. The foliage has small dark green rounded leaves with contrasting brown undersides. From late winter to spring emerging from velvet brown buds open creamy white fragrant flowers that cover the plant making a stunning display. A great landscaping plant that makes an attractive informal screen, feature or container plant. It responds well to pruning making a tight hedge or topiary, also available as a standard or espalier.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Clay, Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Requires summer watering and protection from hot northerly winds. Responds well to a light prune after flowering. Application of organic fertiliser in spring and summer. Mulch well in summer.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Magnoliaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Brown, Green
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate