Plant DetailShow Menu

Magnolia denudata is often confused with:
Magnolia x soulangeana Magnolia x soulangiana
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Ulmus alata Ulmus alata
Ulmus rubra Tree form (Guilford County, NC)-Mid Summer
Magnolia zenii Form

Magnolia denudata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
mag-NO-lee-ah dee-noo-DAY-ta
Description

Yulan Magnolia is an attractive early flowering tree that prefers to be planted in the full sun light shade with evenly moist soil high in organic matter. Responds to early warm weather and may be damaged by frost especially the early flowers.  It has fleshy roots.  Its form is upright with tight habit when young, but becomes more open with age.  It will grow in heavy clay and tolerates air pollution well.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Forrest's Pink
    Pink flowers, large tree
Forrest's Pink
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#white flowers#slow growing#winter interest#flowering tree#air pollution tolerant#dense#early spring flowers#clay soils tolerant#winter flowers#late winter flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Forrest's Pink
    Pink flowers, large tree
Forrest's Pink
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#white flowers#slow growing#winter interest#flowering tree#air pollution tolerant#dense#early spring flowers#clay soils tolerant#winter flowers#late winter flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Species:
    denudata
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern & Southern China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Open
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    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 Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Waxy, fragrant, tulip- shaped flowers in early late winter to early spring that are upright and somewhat tulip-shaped.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution