PERFUME TREE - MICHELIA
Perfume Tree, botanical name Michelia, oriental name Bai Yu Lan (white flower), or Huang Yu Lan (yellow flower). It is the oil of this michelia that is the essence of JOY, the world's most expensive perfume. The white Michelia flower is also the city flower of Shanghai, China. It could grow from a trunk of 16 inch into a giant tree over 30 feet. On the tip of every branch, flowers blossom all year round with pure white or yellow-orange petals, diffusing delicate fragrance in the air. Planting a Michelia tree either indoors as bonsai or in your backyard really makes your home a sweet home. Also you could take the flower, home made natural perfume, into car, office, rest room, and anywhere you want fragrant atmosphere. One oriental custom is to use the white flowers as sweet scented decoration, such as hair-pin-flower for girls, and chest-pin-flower for ladies. The tree has flowers and green leaves all year round, beautifying its surroundings. Besides, the clearly veined leaf can be made into a special bookmark.
Take care of the Michelia tree just like treating any other tropical plants. Warm and wet environment is perfect for the tree. The tree can grow under either full sunlight or half-shaded conditions. Water the tree more often in summer.
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