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Magnolia denudata


Order: Magnoliales
   Family: Magnoliaceae
            Genus: Magnolia
                        Specie: Magnolia denudata

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained, humus-rich, acidic soil

Features: White chalice-shaped flowers on bare wood in spring

Uses: Woodland gardens Specimen plant Shrub borders Foliage contrast Flower contrast

Zones: 5?9

Description: Native to central China, this deciduous tree or shrub to 30 ft (9 m) with a similar spread has long been revered for its beauty. The white, chalice-shaped, fragrant flowers are a symbol of purity. The bark and buds were traditionally harvested by Buddhist

Growth Habit: Broad spreading habit

Comments: Considered one of the most beautiful of the magnolias

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