Pink Tulip Tree
Magnolia campbellii 'Ethel Hillier'

Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Species: campbellii (camp-BEL-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Ethel Hillier
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Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Nov 30, 2009, Augustifolia from Frostburg, MD wrote:

How confusing! The tulip tree is in the Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) family but is Liriodendren tulipifera. The shape of the flowers and the leaves of the Pink Tulip Tree do not even come close to matching the Liriodendron (tulip tree). This is another example of how we confuse common names and end up with something that simply confuses the gardener when selecting plants, trees, and shrubs. My question is how and why did it get this common name? I have not grown this plant but placed a negative comment due the plant's common name. The ony thing that these two trees have in common is the family name.
Augustifolia