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Magnolia tripetala


Magnolia tripetala or the Umbrella Magnolia has huge oblong leaves up to 24 inches in length and large, unpleasantly scented white, cup-shaped flowers.

Magnolia tripetala, commonly known as the umbrella magnolia, is an eastern North American native that blooms after leaves emerge with large, unpleasantly scented, bowl-shaped, creamy-white flowers that are 6-8 inches across followed by cone-shaped, pink to red fruits that ripen in the fall. The leaves are huge, up to 24 inches long and 10 inches wide! They cluster at the stem tips, thus resembling the spokes of an umbrella. The bark is thin and gray. This is a remarkable tree that is often multi-trunked with a broad, open crown. Grown 15-30 feet tall and wide. Plant away from strong winds to protect the foliage from shredding. Appreciates moist, organically rich, well-drained loamy soils in full sun to part shade. Low maintenance and hardy.

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

Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 15-25'

Width: 10' and over

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: An understorey tree in rich, moist woods, ravines, slopes and along streams in the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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