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Cylindrical Magnolia Magnolia cylindrica

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mag-NO-lee-ah sil-IN-drih-kah
Description

White tepals fading to pink at base,  2-3 in. fruit with red seeds, with smooth, gray bark. Grows with a vase shape, but rounds with maturity.  

Best grown in moist, fertile, slightly acidic, organically rich, well-drained loams in full sun to part shade. Intolerant of poor soils. Site in locations protected from strong winds to protect the foliage, but avoid southern exposures close to houses where the buds may be induced to open too early in Spring. Plants appreciate consistent and regular moisture throughout the year, and are generally intolerant of soil extremes (dry or wet).  Appreciates mulching of the root zone.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Species:
    cylindrica
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    2-3 in fruit with red seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Cylindrical lilly-like 3 in. white flowers in late spring to early summer, with pinkish filaments.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark. glossy, green leaves; pubescent underneath.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No