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Magnolia hypoleuca /Whitebark Magnolia

Magnolia hypoleuca  / Magnolia hypoleuca
Spring flower and a swirl of leaves
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Spring flower and a swirl of leaves

A floral bud atop a swirl of large leaves

Opening bud

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Opening bud

A tight floral bud and foliage

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Scientific Name: Magnolia hypoleuca
Common Name: Whitebark Magnolia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This oriental introduction may take 15 to 20 years to flower from seeds. It has very fragrant flowers that tend to be creamy to yellowish instead of pure white. It can make a good lumber tree.