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Magnolia (Michelia) laevifolia (yunnanensis) 'Free Spirit'


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

Height: 12-24"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

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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