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Magnolia officinalis var biloba
  • Magnolia officinalis var biloba

Magnolia officinalis var biloba

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(Chinese Magnolia) A rare tree with an exotic appearance, Magnolia officinalis var biloba has very large leaves (up to 40 cm long) with a a deep notch at the apex, giving the leaves a bi-lobed shape when established.

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A rare tree with an exotic appearance, Magnolia officinalis var biloba has very large leaves (up to 40 cm long) with a a deep notch at the apex, giving the leaves a bi-lobed shape when established. A typical leaf in autumn can be seen in the photo above. Once established, it has large, white, saucer-shaped flowers although they can take many years to appear.

Magnolia officinalis var. biloba is hardy but requires a position sheltered from strong wind or the attractive leaves can be shredded.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade. Magnolia officinalis var. biloba requires shelter from strong wind!
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Eventually Magnolia officinalis var. biloba will grow to be a small to medium sized branching tree.
    • Height: up to 10 m (32 ft).
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
Special Features
Flowers in Summer, Rare and Unusual, Foliage - Unusual Shape

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