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Magnolia tripetala

Magnolia tripetala
umbrella magnolia
Magnolia tripetala
Love the soft-silky-hairy new leaves

Common name umbrella magnolia
Family magnoliaceae
Life cycle tree (Z5-8)
Flowers white (late spring)
Size 30-40'
Light part-full shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)

We grew this hardy magnolia from seed a few years ago, but don't really have a place to put it - where do you put a 30-40-foot tree that likes shade on a suburban lot? So for now, it's stuck in a corner between the conifers on the berm and the blackberry bramble patch, where it gets enough shade for the time being. Maybe we'll at least get to see it bloom...

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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