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michelia_x_Starbright ( syn magnolia x Starbright )

Masses of large perfumed white blooms and the buds have gold-copper boss. Note this is a fast growing tree and improves with age as it grows into a handsome evergreen. Young plants are a bit rangy and the short wait into handsome large shrub-small tree is more than worthwhile.

Starbright is a hybrid @ Yamina Rare Plants from Michelia doltsopa x Michelia laevifolia ( yunnanensis ). Arnold Teese received Michelia yunnanensis from the Director at Shanghai Botanical Gardens Mr Wang Dajun and this new hybrid is a cross with this and Michelia doltsopa that he promoted in the 1970s.

Another Michelia yunnanensis form ( sold as Michelia yunnanensis Scented Pearl ) was introduced as Michelia gracipes a species from same source by Arnold Teese, it has more compact habit and the flower buds are covered in felty copper- brown. We have subsequently introduced many other Michelia species maudiae, Michelia maclurei var sublaena, Michelia compressa, and related genera including manglietia insignis, manglietia chingi and Manglietia yunnanensis , talauma and other magnoliaceae.

The use of popular names is fine , although we must be careful to include accurate botanical reference to separate different species and hybrids. This cultivar “Starbright” is literally dripping in large perfumed flowers.


Jacaranda mimosaefolia White Christmas

Jacaranda mimosaefolia White Christmas Jacaranda
mimosaefolia 'White Christmas'

Michelia x Starbright

michelia x Starbright Michelia 
X Starbright'

Ficus dammaropsis

Ficus dammaropsis Ficus

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