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Magnolia cylindrica Marilyn's Choice


Magnolia cylindrica Marilyn's Choice has fragrant white blooms with rosy-pink bases and red cylindrical fruits on columnar trees.

Magnolia cylindrica, the cylindrical magnolia, is a native of China. The selection, Marilyn's Choice, is a tightly columnar form perfect for narrow or small spaces that will reach about 20 feet tall. The creamy white, fragrant, lily-like flowers are up to three inches wide with flares of rose-pink at the base that emerge in great numbers before leafing out. Even young trees produce flowers. The flowers are followed by four inch long cylindrical fruits maturing to bright red as they split open to reveal red seeds in the fall. The foliage is long and dark green with hints of bronze and pubescence underneath turning to yellow in fall. The bark is smooth and grey. Appreciates consistent moisture. Cultivar name: 'Mjk-mc1'. For the 2024 Rare Flowering Tree Pre-Order plants will be in 1g pots and about 2 feet tall.

Common Name: Cylindrical Magnolia - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Slopes and thickets and open forests in the lower Yangtze River basin in southeastern China.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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