Michelia alba

White Champaca, White Sandalwood, Paklan


A fast growing medium-sized tree with an upright habit and attractive lime-green foliage. The lovely, orchid-like, highly fragrant, white flowers appear from mid Spring through to Autumn. Moist, well drained situations are preferred in full sun to partial shade. Mulch well to keep surface roots cool, and water regularly during Summer. Paklan will thrive in subtropical areas, but can be grown from Cairns to Tasmania and tolerates light frost to -4 degrees Celsius. This tree responds well to pruning and its narrow, upright form makes it an excellent specimen tree for medium to large gardens or parks.


DimensionsHeight: 6 to 10m, Width: 4m
Aspect Full sun
Pests & diseasesNo major problems
Typical sizes300mm, 400mm, 75ltr, 200ltr

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