Magnolia 'Free Spirit' is a prostrate, evergreen form with ambrosially scented spring flowers.
Magnolia laevifolia/Michelia yunnanensis 'Free Spirit' is a unique, evergreen cultivar with a prostrate form and lustrous, deep green, oval pointed leaves and downy copper-hued reverse. Creamy white blooms and ambrosial fragrance in spring, sometimes repeating in fall. A natural hybrid from New Zealand, it prefers a sheltered position in bright dappled light and well-drained soil. A good choice for containers, it reaches 24" tall.
Common Name: Free Spirit Michelia
Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Broad-leaved evergreen forests, shady slopes and along river banks.
Award: AGM, GPP
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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