SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Utility friendly tree.
Blooms at a young age.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to China.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 12 feet.
Width: 12 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Light Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Purple or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red or Pink Follicle, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline 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 Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia liliflora Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-liliflora >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI