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Port Wine Magnolia

Family: MAGNOLIACEAE

Genus: Michelia

Species: figo

An evergreen shrub from China. Glossy, green leaves and large flowers that have a deep purple tone. Blooms produce a strong sweet and musty fragrance likened to that of port wine or banana. Prune when young to determine shape. Heavy pruning prevents flowering.

Cultivars include 'Lady of the Night', producing large flowers that are equally as fragrant and cream-tinted magenta.

Pronunciation: Mi-kell-ee-ah

Origin

Exotic

Garden type

Cottage, Tropical

Size

H: 100 to 300cm W: 100 to 200cm

Planting information

Part ShadeSun

Flowering season

spring, summer

Availability

Readily available

Flower colour


Purple

Pink

Cream

Water rating

Little maintenanceLittle maintenanceLittle maintenance

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