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Magnoliaceae - Magnolia
Leaves: Alternate; simple; broadly obovate to ovate; 3" to 6" long; deciduous; pointed apex; dark green and glabrous above; paler and glabrous or slightly hairy on veins beneath; inconspicuous fall color; petiole 1/2" to 3/4" long.
Twigs/buds: Twigs moderately stout; glabrous; brown. Terminal buds large and covered with silvery, silky hairs; lateral buds smaller.
Flowers/fruit: Flowers perfect, 4" to 5" diameter, white, and appear in March or April. Fruit an aggregate of follicles; 3" to 5" long; held upright.
Bark: Brown to gray.
Wood: Unimportant; little information available; however, lumber from some commercial magnolia species is used for furniture, pallets, boxes, blinds, veneer, doors, and millwork.
General: Native to Japan. Shade intolerant.
Landscape Use: Shrub to large tree (cultivar dependent) that is rarely seen in Utah but worth trying. More cold hardy than most magnolias, and tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Zones 3-8.
Cultivars: var. borealis or 'Borealis', 'Wada's Memory'.
- Magnoliaceae - Magnolia
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