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Cultural Details for Magnolia tripetala

Common Name:
Umbrella Magnolia

Growth Rate:
Reasonably vigorous in an understory setting

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
6-9 tepaled flowers are 6-10" across, creamy white, unpleasantly fragrant, May- early June

Fruit Details:
Elongated, cone-shaped, 4" long, rosy red fruits mature Sept-Oct

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Introduced 1752. Range from S. Pennsylvania to N. Georgia and Alabama and west to Central Kentucky and SW Arkansas

Other Features:
Difficult to utilize in the home landscape because of cumbersome characteristics.

Culture and Care:
Grows in deep, moist, woodsy soil

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
7110, 7120, 8776, 8777

    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.