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Magnolia x soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra'

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Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Species: x soulangeana (soo-lan-jee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rustica Rubra

Synonym:Magnolia soulangiana
Synonym:Magnolia soulangeana
Synonym:Magnolia x soulangiana

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Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral berrygirl On Mar 24, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Introduced more than 100 years ago at Boskoop, Holland. In early spring, giant dark red buds arise before the foliage, bursting into huge, goblet-shaped blooms of bright pink that lighten to nearly white near the petal tips. They remain for several weeks, as the large, leathery foliage fills in around them.

The flowers are followed by large 6-inch bright red fruits, very showy and irresistible to birds, who visit the tree regularly for months to feast. And in autumn, the dark green leaves turn a rich shade of bronzy-gold.. Rustica Rubra reaches 10 to 25 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. Zones 4-9.

Neutral Terry On May 2, 2002, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Cup-shaped flowers open relatively late

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Duarte, California
Lebanon, Oregon



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