Height: 25'; Spread: 25'
Deciduous; round mound with open canopy.
Deep, flat green obovate leaves, 4-6" long, with pale undersides.
5–10” saucer shaped flowers. Somewhat fragrant and colored white, pink, or light purple.
2–4” cone-like fruits composed of many red seeds.
Grayish brown, smooth, with small bumps.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.
Any soil, some shade.
- Special Considerations:
Blooms relatively early in its life. Requires less space than other magnolias. Susceptible to scale and leaf spot. Leaves will burn in wind.
- Notable Traits:
Hybrid originating in France. Leaves are lighter green and more delicate than other magnolias.