A Champaca Resource Guide

By: Matt Ritter

Matt Ritter is a professor in the Biology Department and director of the Plant Conservatory at California Polytechnic University, San…

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As a companion to Matt Ritter’s article about the fragrant trees known as champaca (Magnolia champaca and it’s white-flowered hybrid, M. x alba), which were featured in the April 2012 issue of Pacific Horticulture, we offer the following short list of nurseries that occasionally offer these trees. Be sure to contact any nursery before visiting to confirm that there will be any available.

Note that some nurseries may still list Magnolia champaca as Michelia champaca, and Magnolia 5 alba as Michelia 5 alba.


Briggs Tree Company, Inc

1111 Poinsettia Ave

Vista, CA 92081



Wholesale only, online catalog


Evergreen Nursery, LLC

837 4th Avenue

Avocado Heights, CA



Mail order, online catalog



Azuza, CA


Wholesale only, online catalog (ask your local retail nursery to order trees from Monrovia)


San Gabriel Nursery

632 South San Gabriel Blvd

San Gabriel, CA 91776



Walk-in retail


Check also with your local botanical garden, as champaca is sometimes available through seasonal plant sales hosted by these institutions.


Please be sure to mention Pacific Horticulture when contacting any of these vendors.

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