Talauma
Talauma hodgsonii

Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Talauma (ta-LAU-ma) (Info)
Species: hodgsonii (hodg-SON-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 10, 2012, Chanchal from West Bengal
India wrote:

Its a big tree. New leaves are attractive and the large flowers are fragrant. But it is really an endangered species that is now hardly found in the foot of Himalaya where it blooms. It is a punishable offence in Nepal to buy and sell it. The Govt there treats it an highly endangered plant. [ mm3mngg.]

Positive

On Apr 22, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a fascinating Himalayan relative of the Magnolias that has incredibly ornamental leaf color, and fruit like a fig tree. It is a large tree and is evergreen ,but I don't know its hardiness (can find little info on line or in books on this one). THere are two large specimens in Pasadena's Huntington Gardens in California, though, so obviously takes some frost.