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Magnolia laevifolia

Previously known as:

  • Michelia yunnanensis
Description

A dwarf evergreen shrub with small dark green leaves with copper-toned undersides. From late winter to spring emerging from velvet brown buds open creamy white fragrant flowers that cover the plant making a beautiful display. Prune after flowering to encourage new flowering growth

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Species:
    laevifolia
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Central China
    Distribution:
    SE USA
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • 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
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Cream/Tan
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Furry brown buds open to large, round clusters of cream flowers with yellow stamens; 1-3 in.; cinnamon fragrance
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy, dark, blackish green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer