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Magnolia officinalis

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

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

Features: Long, wavy-margined, pale green leaves; large, fragrant, creamy white flowers late spring?summer

Uses: Woodland gardens Specimen tree Foliage contrast Flower contrast

Zones: 6?9

Description: Possibly extinct in its native China woodlands, this species was once harvested for its bark and flower buds which are used medicinally. It is now cultivated for this purpose. It is a deciduous tree to 60 ft (18 m), of broadly columnar form. The long, wav

Growth Habit: Broad columnar habit

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