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Magnolia (Michelia) laevifolia (yunnanensis) 'Inspiration'


Magnolia laevifolia 'Inspiration' is a compact form with evergreen leaves and white, lemon-scented blooms in early spring.

'Inspiration' is a smaller form of Magnolia laevifolia (syn. Michelia yunnanensis) with an upright dense habit. It has the deep green, evergreen, lustrous oval pointed leaves of the species and white, lemon-scented blooms about 3-4 inches across in early spring.

Common Name: Inspiration Michelia

Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

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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