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
Width: 10' and over
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
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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