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Big-Leaf Magnolia
Scientific Name: Magnolia macrophylla Michx.
Family: Magnoliaceae
Big-Leaf Magnolia (Magnolia  macrophylla)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 81.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-9,14-21
USDA: 5b-9

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in areas with hot dry summers

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern USA, in shady valleys

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, up to 50 feet tall (15 m), 30 feet in spread (9 m); very large glossy 12 to 30 inches long leaves (30-75 cm), lower surface with whitish hairs.

Watering Needs: Likes a moist soil

Propagation: Seeds, selected trees can be grafted, stem tip cuttings in summer under mist

Blooming Habits:
Very large, showy, creamy flowers, 10 to 14 inches wide (25-35 cm), in May to July, depending on location. They come on trees that are at least 12 years old.

Fruiting Habits:
The fruit is cone-shaped, nearly round, 2 to 3 inches long (5-7.5 cm), light pink when mature in the fall. The seeds are bright red, about 0.6 inch long (1.5 cm).

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