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Michelia Champaca (Orange Champaca) resembles the White Champaca. Additionally, it grows 25 to 40 feet in height. Furthermore, it has an upright rounded to tapered crown. Also, the bark is gray or grayish-white and is smooth to light furrowed. Moreover, the bright green wavy-edge leaves are glossy, elliptical, evergreen, and up to 14 inches long.
Additionally, The aromatic star-shaped flowers are borne at the branches’ end. The flowers are white to yellow-orange, narrow petaled, and about 2.5 inches long. The sweet-smelling oil of the flowers has a common use in the perfume industry.
Finally, the brown fruits are borne in clusters along an oblong stalk and contain scarlet or brown seeds; which have an aril that attracts birds. Also, it propagates through seeds or cuttings. Also, the dark wood is soft, even-grain, and has an olive color. The wood is good for furniture and construction. The leaves and fruits have medicinal uses. In cultivation, Michelia Champaca (Orange Champaca) prefers moist, well-drained good quality soils. Bear in mind that because of soil porosity, trees may require supplementary watering, along with fertilizer application to provide the nutrients the soil cannot retain.
In landscaping, this showy flowering, fragrant evergreen is recommended for shaded gardens; and as an accent tree in parks, courtyards, large planters, or conservatories.