Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-30 ft Width: 10 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: white,red
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Specimen plant in shady garden or understory tree.
Propagation: Seed. Sow in fall.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Seed
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Native Habitats: Slope forest, upland mixed forest. Ravines. Andy's photo is of a planted specimen that appears to nearly lack the red/purple splotches at the bases of the petals. The leaves are too young to have the characteristic white back, however, Andy knows that they turned white as they got older.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Very large leaves. This is a very rare species endemic to a few steep-sided ravines and bluffs.