Yu-lan Magnolia, Tulip Tree
|Though one type is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisianna, they perfume more than just the southern states with their dazzling citruslike fragrance. While they favor ample summer moisture, at least 1 of the many varieties can be grown in every climate. These mostly deciduous trees and shrubs come in many sizes and shapes, ranging from the shrubby Star Magnolia to the giant Southern Bay Magnolia. The large, opulent flowers range from white and yellow to pink and purple. Pest and disease problems are few, but Magnolias can become deficient in various nutrients. Place in a protected area without direct southern sun. Plant where there is little foot traffic, as shallow roots do not like compacted soil. Choose plant location carefully, as many grow large, and most varieties do not like to be moved. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist. Frost can kill early blooms.
This is the finest white-flowering hardy Magnolia, it has been cultivated in Chinese gardens for centuries. Flowers earlier than M. soulangeana and is subject to damage by late spring frosts.
Attributes - Magnolia denudata
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring
Flower Color: White
Height: 30 ft. to 40 ft.
Width: 40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Magnolia 'Elizabeth', Magnolia 'Galaxy', Magnolia 'Royal Crown', Magnolia 'Susan', Magnolia 'Wada's Memory', Magnolia fraseri, Magnolia grandiflora, Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem', Magnolia liliiflora, Magnolia liliiflora nigra, Magnolia x loebneri, Magnolia loebneri 'Merrill', Magnolia macrophylla, Magnolia salicifolia, Magnolia x soulangiana, Magnolia x soulangiana 'Lennei', Magnolia x soulangiana 'Rustica Rubra', Magnolia stellata, Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'