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Magnolia tripetala /Umbrella Magnolia

Magnolia tripetala  / Magnolia tripetala
Flower bud ready to open and long tapering leaves
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Flower bud ready to open and long tapering leaves

Long white petals ,make a large flower

Large medium green leaves may be up to 24 inches long

Flower seems to be nestled at the base of several leaves

A mature tree native to the forest in central Tennessee

Very large foliage

Opening flower among large leaves

Flower and foliage

Flower and foliage

New spring foliage

Seed cone late in the season

Magnolia cone

A close view of the seed cone

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Scientific Name: Magnolia tripetala
Common Name: Umbrella Magnolia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Umbrella magnolia has large diamond-shaped leaves that are crowded near the tips of the branches. The creamy white flowers may have a disagreeable odor up close, but is very pleasant at a distance. Does best when used in a woodland edge or other naturalistic setting.