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Magnolia tripetala

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An unusual Magnolia in the UK native to the southeastern United States, Magnolia tripetala has creamy white flowers in May - June, which emerge after the leaves. Colourful rosy-red fruit cones appear after the flowers in late summer/early autumn.

Magnolia tripetala is a hardy large shrub or eventually small tree with eye-catching flowers.

Supplied Size: 5L containers (80 - 100 cm tall)

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Magnolia tripetala | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Flower Colour: White.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Magnolia tripetala grows to be a large shrub in the short term and eventually a small, branching tree.
Height: 8 m (26 ft).
Spread: 6 m (20 ft).

Plant Finder: about Magnolia tripetala

Common names

Umbrella tree, Umbrella magnolia, Elkwood


Magnolia tripetala (Umbrella tree). A broadly conical deciduous tree from Eastern USA. Bears dark green, lance-shaped to ovate leaves and cream white flowers cup-shaped flowers in spring. Needs protection from strong or salty winds.


They will require deep, fertile, well-drained mildly acidic soil. They thrive in sun or partial-shade but need protection from strong or salty winds. You can propagate from cuttings in summer or seed in autumn, or by grafting in winter.

Interest and use

Interesting leaves, ornamental fruit

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Magnolia tripetala | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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