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Magnolia dawsoniana


Dawson's Magnolia




Origin:  Sichuan and Yunnan, China. Introduced by E. H. Wilson from China in 1910. It is named after Jackson T. Dawson, former superintendent of the Arnold Arboretum, Massachusetts, United States of America, in recognition of his skills in propagating many of the introductions from plant explorers of the time.
Family
Magnoliaceae
Genus
Magnolia
Species
dawsoniana
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (deciduous)
USDA Hardiness Zone
9
Canadian Hardiness Zone
8a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H3 - H4
Temperature (°C)
20 - 30
Temperature (°F)
-7 - (-1)
Height
10 - 15 m
Spread
5 - 10 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MarchAprilMay
General Description
This species has been placed on the IUCN Red List as endangered.
Shape
Wide and pyramidal.
Growth
Medium
Pests
Rabbits will chew on the bark.
Habitat
Found at elevations of 2000-2300 m.
Bark/Stem Description
Fissured bark.
Leaf Description
Oval, thick and shiny dark green leaves with net like veining on both sides, 15 x 7 cm.
Flower Description
Fragrant white flowers with a rosy red hue.
Notable Specimens
Trewidden Gardens, Cornwall, England. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. National Trust Trelissick Garden, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Caerhays Castle, Goran, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
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