Plant Search » Result List

Magnolia ashei


Magnolia ashei, known as dwarf bigleaf magnolia, has large and very fragrant white flowers and huge leaves.

Magnolia ashei, also known as dwarf bigleaf magnolia and previously considered a subspecies of M. macrophylla, is medium-sized understory tree that generally will reach 15-20 feet tall. It has very fragrant, large, creamy-white flowers that are 10-12 inches across and display hints of maroon at the base in late spring. Foliage can reach up to two feet long or more and be almost 12 inches across. Think of it as a dwarf tree form of M. macrophylla suited as a specimen for smaller gardens. Pollinator attractor. Shelter from strong winds. In zone 6 protect when young until plants become well established. For the 2024 Rare Flowering Tree Pre-Order plants will be in 15cm pots and about 1 foot tall.

Common Name: Dwarf Bigleaf Magnolia - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 15-25'

Width: 10' and over

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

Award: AGM, GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

View All Plants of this Genus

Check Availability

*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a representation of the plants we offer, have offered, and may offer again. However, it is not a live inventory of our stock. Not all plants will be available at all times or in every year. Use the link above to enquire about the availability of this plant. Additionally, we carry many plants that have not yet been entered into our database so please enquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Plants are available only for on-site sales at our nursery in Richmond, BC, Canada or for shipping within Canada. We do not ship internationally. However, if you are visiting the nursery from afar, we can arrange for the necessary permits and paperwork for you to take plants back with you to your country.