SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Blooms at approximately 15 years old. Large leaves to 18 inches.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Japan.
Additional Common Names
MAGNOLIA HYPOLEUCA, M. OBOVATA
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 feet.
Width: 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Obovate, Medium Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Fragrant White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red Follicle, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 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.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia obovata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 17, 2018.
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