SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA
Blooms at approximately 4-5 years old. Often multi-trunked.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to China.
Additional Common Names
DELAVAY'S MAGNOLIA, DELAVAY MAGNOLIA, Evergreen Chinese Magnolia
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
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.
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, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia delavayi Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 21, 2018.
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