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DELAVAY MAGNOLIA
Magnolia delavayi

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

General Notes

Blooms at approximately 4-5 years old. Often multi-trunked.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to China.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Additional Common Names

DELAVAY'S MAGNOLIA, DELAVAY MAGNOLIA, Evergreen Chinese Magnolia

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 feet.

Width: 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown Follicle, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Gray, Blocky or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, 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.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia delavayi Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-delavayi >

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