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Yulan Magnolia
Scientific Name: Magnolia denudata Desr.
Synonym: Magnolia heptapeta, Magnolia yulan
Family: Magnoliaceae
Yulan Magnolia (Magnolia  denudata)
Magnolia yulan, "Description des plantes rares cultivées à la Malmaison et à Navarre" by Aimé Bonpland
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-9,14-24
USDA: 5b-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Eastern and southern China

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree with rounded or irregular shape, 30 to 40 feet tall and wide (9-12 m); dark green obovate leaves, 4 to 7 inches long (10-17.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Prefers moist soil, with good organic content, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds in spring, cuttings in summer under mist

The specific epithet 'denudata' comes from the Latin for naked, referring to the flowers coming while the tree is leafless.

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant goblet-shaped upright white flowers, sometimes with red at the base of the petals, 3 to 4 inches long (7.5-10 cm), 5 to 7 inches in diameter (12.5-17.5 cm), opening in early spring, before the leaves. The early flowers often occur frost damage in the coldest portion of the range.

Fruiting Habits:
Green cone-like fruits, red when mature in late summer, containing red seeds.

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