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Michelia figo  Port Wine Magnolia

Michelia figo or Port Wine Magnolia is a versatile small tree or shrub with glossy green foliage and compact habit. In mid spring on older wood, small creamy white flowers with a pink or lilac edge are produced with a heavy scent often described as smelling like juicy fruit chewing gum or spicy banana.

Plant Care

Michelia figo prefers a rich well drained slightly acidic soil. and is happy in full sun or partial shade so long as the roots are kept cool and moist. A light trim in late spring will often encourage this shrub to flower again in summer.

Application

Port wine magnolia has long been used as a hedge which with patience and careful trimming can get up to 3m tall. It will make a useful topiary standard or just plant it as a backdrop or filler in mixed shrubberies. Plant close to decks or windows to ensure the scent is enjoyed to its fullest.

History

The Port Wine Magnolia or Michelia figo is a magic shrub or small tree that has remained a fashionable must have in gardens since it was introduced to the world after its discovery in China in the 18th century . Originally classified as a member of the liriodendron genus before joining the Michelia ranks, it has now recently been renamed botanically as Magnolia figo.


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Variety
Product code
Pot
(cm)
Bag
(litres)
Barcode
Available
Michelia figo
MICFIG010
10
 
 
All Year Round
Michelia figo
MICFIG035
 
35 litre
 
All Year Round

Light

Light | Low
Light | Medium
Light | High

Temperature

Temperature | Cool
Temperature | Warm
Temperature | Hot

Water

Water | Dry
Water | Moist
Water | Wet

Size

Size
2.00 x 3.00m

Native / Exotic

New Zealand Native
Exotic

Tree Shape

Tree Shape | Bush
Tree Shape | Tree
Tree Shape | Conical

Evergreen / Deciduous

Evergreen
Deciduous