I've just figured out that the wonderful smelling plant in my new backyard is Michelia Figo. However, I think there is something wrong with it and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if this is normal for the plant, or what I should do to it.
Overall it's about 5 feet tall and 3 feet across.
The plant was moved about 10 years ago and just hasn't been quite the same since then.
The soil seems a bit scanty around the base, and I haven't checked the PH yet.
The bed will fill with water when it rains, in fact, the base probably has the soil pulled back a bit because it is practically planted in the middle of a drainage path.
It receives full sun.
Positioned next to a patio, there can be a lot of heat in the afternoon.
If it's not raining, it has tended to not get watered.
It has leaves, but they are a pale green and sparsely dispursed across the plant; you can look through it with no problem.
The bark is very grey.
There are many small bare twigs where you can simply flick the end of a twig and it'll just break off of the plant, dry and dead.
Because it's not looking too good and because of it's position in the drainage path, I am wanting to move it.