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Oyama Magnolia Magnolia sieboldii

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mag-NO-lee-ah see-BOLD-ee-eye
Description

Begins flowering at early age, and has some sporadic flowering in summer.  Has light gray bark, with upright to rounded form.  More wind tolerant than most deciduous magnolias.  Nodding fragrant white flowers (to 4" wide) with crimson stamens bloom from late May to July (about 6 weeks). Flowers are followed by showy pink oval fruits (to 3" long) which split open in fall to reveal orange to red seeds. Broad elliptic to oblong green leaves (3-6" long) turn golden yellow in fall.

Best grown in moist, fertile, slightly acidic, organically rich, well-drained loams in part shade.  Protect from strong winds and cold winter temperatures, but avoid southern exposures close to houses where the buds may be induced to open too early in Spring. May be grown in protected areas with morning sun on the northern side of houses. Plants appreciate consistent and regular moisture throughout the year, and are generally intolerant of soil extremes (dry or wet). Mulching of root zone is preferable.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Species:
    sieboldii
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central China to Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Carmine fruit with scarlet seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Description:
    Flowers in early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No