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Magnolia denudata


Yulan Magnolia, Lily Tree




Origin:  Anhui, Hunan, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Fujian and Zheijang, China.
Family
Magnoliaceae
Genus
Magnolia
Species
denudata
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (deciduous)
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 9
RHS Hardiness Zone
H6 - H3
Temperature (°C)
(-26) - (-1)
Temperature (°F)
(-15) - 30
Height
9-12 m
Spread
12 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MarchAprilMay
General Description
This species has been placed on the IUCN Red List as globally threatened.
Landscape
Courtyard and cottage gardens.
Cultivation
Best grown in moist well-drained soil in full sun.
Growth
Slow
ID Characteristic
Fragrant cup-shaped white flowers resembling lily's, appear before ovate leaves.
Pests
Capsid bug, snails and horse chestnut scale.
Habitat
Moist wetland areas.
Bark/Stem Description
Bark is a coarse dark grey.
Leaf Description
The leaves are ovate, bright green, 15 cm long and 8 cm wide.
Flower Description
The 10-16 cm cup-shaped, white flowers that emerge from early to late spring, while beautiful and thick with a citrus-lemon fragrance, are prone to browning if subjected to light frost.
Fruit Description
Seeds ripen from September through November.
Texture Description
Coarse texture.
Notable Specimens
Caerhays Castle, Goran, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Propagation
Seed in autumn or softwood cuttings in late spring.
Ethnobotanical Uses (Disclaimer)
Flowers (with removed calyx) are used for flavouring rice.
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