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Magnolia obovata, Japanese Bigleaf Magnolia, Japanese Whitebark Magnolia

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Magnolia obovata

Japanese Bigleaf Magnolia, Japanese Whitebark Magnolia
Family: Magnoliaceae
Origin: Japan
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Magnolia obovata is a medium-sized deciduous tree 15-30 m tall, with slate grey bark. The leaves are large, 16-38 cm (rarely to 50 cm) long and 9-20 cm (rarely 25 cm) broad, leathery, green above, silvery or greyish pubescent below. The flowers are also large, cup-shaped, 15-20 cm diameter, with 9-12 creamy, fleshy tepals, red stamens.

Leaf is sometimes used in Japan to wrap food.

Best growth generally occurs in USDA Zones 5-7.


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