Inspiration Michelia

Michelia yunnanensis 'Inspiration'

A lovely evergreen that grows to form a dense, vertical shrub. Broad, dark green glossy foliage has soft rusty-brown undersides which provide contrast with the highly fragrant, white magnolia-like flowers that bloom from velvety buds. Attractive to birds, this shrub is a wonderful selection for flowering hedges or can be used as a dramatic stand-alone specimen.


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Inspiration Michelia

Michelia yunnanensis 'Inspiration'
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15 gallon, 83" h x 27" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.