at Digging Dog
Exquisitely sculpted and lavishly fragrant, the large
creamy white flowers of this southern Chinese, Magnolia-
related beauty, promise to inspire. Unfurling from
furry, milk chocolate-colored buds that form in the
leaf axils, rounded blooms host overlapping petals and
bold sun-kissed stamens amid lustrous leathery dark
green leaves cloaked with velvet-soft brown hairs on the
flipsides. Named after Pietro Micheli, a 17th century
Italian botanist, densely set Michelia 'Inspiration' is
vertically oriented and shorter than the species, thus
perfectly sized for a more intimate setting, especially
near sheltered patios or pathways. Adequate mulch and
slightly acidic, moisture retentive soil maintains its alluring
Blooms April – June.
Size: 8' 0"–10' 0" high x 4' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.
Michelia ‘Inspiration’ (S-0779)
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm