Michelia x alba


OVT Registration NoLCSD CW/43
Botanical NameMichelia x alba
Common NameWhite Jade Orchid Tree

White Jade Orchid Tree is a large evergreen tree native to places like Java, Indonesia.  It is now widely grown in Southeast Asia and Chinese provinces south of the Yangtze River. 

The tree has a wide crown with dark green leaves and white, fragrant flowers.  With a long flowering period, it is a well known fragrant flowering ornamental courtyard tree suitable for planting on roadsides, plazas, lawns and gardens. 

This sturdy White Jade Orchid Tree is about 100 years old, 34 m tall with a crown spread of 24 m and a diameter at breast height (DBH) of 1 220 mm.

Location: Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, on the border at Glenealy


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(Translated from Hong Kong Old and Valuable Trees)