SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
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.
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.
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.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia fraseri Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-fraseri >