Magnolia officinalis var biloba
(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).
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)
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