highlights of this evergreen tree are the mass of sweetly perfumed,
creamy yellow flowers produced from summer to autumn, and its smooth
grey trunk. Slender, glossy bright green leaves droop from horizontal
branches while growing to 30m in its native Himalayas this tree rarely
grows above 10m in cultivation.
Uses: An ornamental tree useful for large gardens and parks.
Position: Thrives in moist humus rich, well drained soil in sunny
position protected from frost. Resents being transplanted.
Care: Provide adequate water in dry periods. Pruning is seldom needed.
Planting Guide: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hold twice the
width of container. Place the plant in hole so the soil level of the
plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill hole firmly and water
well, even if the soil is moist.
- Full Sun
- Warm to Hot Frost Free
- Height to 10m, Width to 5m
- Scented Flowers
- Water Regularly
- Apply mulch
- Bird attracting
|Plant Material used: flowers
Method of extraction: Co distillation Champak w/ Sandalwood
The beautiful deep golden champak flower's sweet & spicy floral essence is
co distilled with the soft wood notes of sandalwood. The distillation process
takes place over a number of days. The proportion of Champak to Sandalwood is
just about equal in a properly made attar.
Methyl benzoate, phenethyl alcohol, phenylacetonitrile, indole and methyl
anthranilate, along with sesquiterpenes, e.g. (E,E)-alpha-farnesene,
constituted the body of the headspace. Moreover, ionones, e.g. dihydro-beta-ionone,
(Z)-methyl-epi-jasmonate, a number of aromatic esters, etc., have been
identified in extracts from the flowers .
Today the champak flower volatiles are gently extracted using supercritical
CO2. The extract has an intensely sweet, floral-fruity odor with an
Etymology: Michelia, after the Florentine botanist Pietro Antonio Micheli