White Champaca is a natural or artificial hybrid between magnolia champaca and m. Montana; it is not found in the wild and possibly originated in thailand. The tree is large, reaching a potential height of 80 feet, but is often much smaller. It is an erect, spreading, moderate to dense crown with an oval or rounded shape; the crown may be as wide as the tree is tall. Typically it has light gray to green, smooth bark. Leaves are light green, glossy, evergreen, oval or rounded, up to 14 inches long. Flowers are white, showy, fragrant, star-shaped with narrow petals borne at branch ends; blooms are short-lived but quickly replaced keeping the tree in flower all year. Insects are attracted to the flowers. The fruit is a dry, hard, red to green capsule, 1/2 - 1 1/2 inches long. The leaves and flowers contain an essential oil used in perfume; flowers are also used to make a tea and medicine. The parent trees are harvested for timber. Propagation is by cuttings. White champaca prefers well-drained soils with regular watering. In landscaping, this tree is an excellent showy accent or specimen tree, and does well in large containers; it is ideal for a fragrance garden.