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Parakmeria lotungensis /Eastern Joy Lotustree

Parakmeria lotungensis  / Parakmeria lotungensis
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Slender tree form with evergreen foliage

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Scientific Name: Parakmeria lotungensis
Common Name: Eastern Joy Lotustree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Yellow
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
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Comments: Splendid foliage and outstanding form. Creamy-yellow flowers similar to M. grandiflora, but not as showy. Pear shaped, pinkish-red fruit present in summer. This native of China is also known as Magnolia lotungensis.