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FRASER MAGNOLIA
Magnolia fraseri

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Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Very large leaves; 16-18 inches long. Blooms at approximately 10-12 years old.

Has Unpleasant Flower and Pollen fragrance.

Native to Southeastern United States.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic, Medium Green, Bronze, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Unpleasant Flower Fragrance. Cream or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Red or Rose Follicle, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 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 fraseri Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-fraseri >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.