Common name: Champak
Origin: Eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan
Height at maturity: 8 to 10 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: ornamental tree
Flowering: May to July
Flower color: orange
Soil type: well-draining, deep
Use: in the garden, pot, bonsai
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Magnolia champaca is an ornamental tree reaching a height of 8 to 10 meters in cuture. In its area of origin, it can reach the size of 50 meters in the ground.
The leaves are evergreen and 10 to 25 cm long and 4 to 8 cm wide, dark green in color.
The flowering is magnificent and develops into solitary flowers in the shape of stars from 8 to 15 cm in diameter of orange color. The flowers are very fragrant. Flowering occurs from May to July.
Perfumers extract from the flowers an oil which is widely used in perfumery.
This tree tolerates pruning, so it can be grown in smaller gardens when it overgrows.