Michelia doltsopa



  • Brown furry flower buds cover the tree throughout winter.
  • Heavily scented white flowers.
  • Glossy green leaves most of the year, though a number fall off over flowering time.


  • Feature tree suitable for medium to large gardens and parks.
  • Specimen tree in border plantings.
  • Works well as an avenue or street tree.
  • As a screen.
  • Can be grown in containers.

Growing Conditions

  • Very frost hardy.
  • Moderately tolerant of wind and coastal conditions.
  • Will cope with dry to very  moist soil conditions.
  • Full sun to partial shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 3.0m 1.5m
10 year old tree 6.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   China, India, Himalayas

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