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ELSE FRYE MAGNOLIA
Magnolia salicifolia 'Else Frye'
Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Utility friendly tree.
Grafted varieties bloom at young age. Other varieties include 'kochanakee', 'W.B. Clarke', and 'Miss Jack'.
Has fragrant Flower and Leaf.
Erect with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Medium Green, Bronze or Red, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Rose Follicle, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 21.
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 salicifolia 'Else Frye' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 21, 2018.
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