A large evergreen tree native to South Asia, the Champaca is most well-known for its highly aromatic flowers. The tree’s timber is widely used in urban landscaping, and its seeds are highly attractive to birds. Also known as the “Chinese Orchid Flower Tree,” the Champaca is very rare and highly regarded.
Champaca flowers are used throughout China in spiritual ceremonies, as well as worn by Asian women for fragrance and as a beauty accent.
A hybrid of Magnolia Champaca and Magnolia Montana, the Alba variety produces delicate, long and thin-petalled white flowers that are strikingly fragrant.