12 August, 2023


Magnolia champaca, known in English as champak, is a large evergreen tree in the family Magnoliaceae. It was previously classified as Michelia champaca. It is known for its fragrant flowers, and the timber used in woodworking.

"Bring me flowers and talk for hours." -Hope

Magnolia × alba, also known as the white champaca, white sandalwood, or white jade orchid tree, is a flowering plant of hybrid origin that is commonly cultivated in Southeast Asia and tropical regions of East Asia

White Champak
Must-have tree for tropical locations with an amazing fragrance. You can see flowers year-round on mature trees grown outside. Other common names for this tree are White Champak, Pak-Ian, Fragrant Himalayan Champaca, Joy Perfume Tree, and White Sandalwood.

You may wonder what is the difference between the alba and the M. champaca?
Besides the most obvious, the color of the flower, there are a few differences. The M. champaca has velvety leaves while the M. alba does not. The fragrances of the flowers are also different. Both are very pleasant, strong fragrances. In our opinion, M. champaca has a floral scent. M. alba has a floral scent with a hint of fruity. Both are tropical trees that can get big if you let them and they require the same treatment and conditions. M. alba is often harder to find for sale than the M. champaca.

The Champa flower, also known as Plumeria or Frangipani, is a fragrant and beautiful tropical flower that is native to various regions, including Central America, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. It is well-known for its striking appearance and captivating fragrance.

The Champa flower typically has five large petals that come in various colors, such as white, yellow, pink, and more rarely, red. The flowers often have a prominent center with a contrasting color. Champa flowers are often used in traditional ceremonies, religious rituals, and for making garlands in countries like India, where they hold cultural significance.

The strong and sweet fragrance of Champa flowers makes them a popular choice for perfumes, essential oils, and aromatherapy. In some places, the Champa tree is considered sacred and is planted near temples and religious sites.

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