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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

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

Features: Leaves dark green above, gray-green beneath; fragrant creamy yellow flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Specimen tree Foliage contrast Flower contrast

Zones: 5?8

Description: From deep, moist, mountain soils in eastern USA, this is a broadly spreading deciduous tree to 40 ft (12 m). Foliage is dark green above, gray-green and felty beneath, and the fragrant, creamy, narrow-petalled flowers appear in late spring to early summer

Growth Habit: Broad spreading habit

Comments: Prefers moist shaded sites

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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