Magnolia

Magnolia (Magnolia)
Other Names - Tulip Tree.
Origins
Native to N. & S. America, S.E. Asia.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 4 - 9.
Bloom
Late Winter, Spring, Summer.
Height
10 - 70ft (3 - 20 m).
Cultivation
Sun or semi-shade, rich
neutral to acid soils. Needs protection from cold. Magnolia virginiana will tolerate wet soil.
Propagation
By cuttings (take green ones in early Summer, and semi-ripe in late Summer, early Fall).
Other
One of the most attractive flowering trees to enjoy. Fragrant blooms! Great variety of colors, shapes and sizes to choose from.
Extract of flowers, flower buds and bark have long been used in traditional and standard medicine to combat fevers, colds, allergies, bacteria and digestive problems.
Please, note -
Not all magnolias are tolerant zones 4-9. See References below, NC State University lists several popular varieties of magnolias, with great pictures and detailed fact sheets for each type.
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References - Find more about: Magnolias from NC State University, Hardiness Zones
Special Thanks
Special Thanks to Town & Country Gardens Contributors: blogger, dive-angel (Karin), flickr, Jasmine&Roses, magaciappi, Layne Russell, Rita Crane Photography. Rita Crane, daughter of LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Crane. Her work can be seen on Flickr at Rita Crane Photography or on her website., Rod Lewis, TMR Davies, W.D. Williams, Wikipedia

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