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Cultural Details for Magnolia ashei

Common Name:
Ashe's Magnolia

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium, can be faster with water and fertilizer

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
6-12" white, stained purple at base, pleasing fragrance

Fruit Details:
Rarely seen

Fall Color:
Sometimes die off yellow to ash brown

Bark Details:
Glabrous course texture

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Essentially problem free

Native Habitat:
North Carolina to Florida, Arkansas-Texas zones 6-9

Other Features:
A very worthwhile handsome tree as a specimen.

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled/burlapped or container grown in winter and early spring, rich porous well drained slightly-acidic soil, full or partial shade.

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.