Michelia figo
Port-wine Magnolia

Uses: Small round tree from China. Produces highly fragrant purple flowers in spring and summer. Excellent tree to include in a perfume garden. Fragrance is said to be stronger in the evening. Prefers moist, slightly acidic, well drained soil. Keep the ground mulched in dry periods to stop the soil from drying out.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-spreading Spreading
  • Height 3-4m
  • Spread 3-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Magnoliaceae
  • Botanical Name Michelia figo
  • Common Name Port-wine Magnolia
  • Origin China
  • Habit Rounded
  • Landscape Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Supplementary Watering Moderate
  • Flower Colour Purple
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Foliage Dark-green
  • Flower Type Open-petalled
  • Purpose Ornamental
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Small Tree (Up to 7m)