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DAWSON MAGNOLIA
Magnolia dawsoniana

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Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA

General Notes

Profuse blooms. Tree blooms approximately 10 years after grafting.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to China.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 feet.

Width: 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Obovate, Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Rose or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Follicle, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good to Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Scales and Spider Mites.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia dawsoniana Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-dawsoniana >

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