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
Bloom Color: Pink White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring Mid Spring
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic) 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic) 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From woody stem cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Mar 2, 2011, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Oh, what a beauty this is! In the mornings, blooms are shaped like cabbage roses but as the day progresses they open and look like stars. I detected a slight fragrance but avail. literature does not describe it as fragrant. In my area it thrives in part shade and moist soil.
On Nov 10, 2009, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
My tree is relatively young, under 10 years, so I consider the jury to still be out as to its ultimate character in my yard. My main concern is the future size of the tree, given how close it is to the house (as I did not plant it). So far it is a well behaved, mostly upright in habit, and of moderate to slow growth. Certainly not a monster branching shade tree like other Magnolias. The roots are shallow, which deter me from wanting to move it or plant other plants at its base. One of the first things to bloom in the spring, the flowers are actually a brief and *not scented* show before the foliage comes in. I think the foliage and shape of the plant in summer is nondescript, so good for the background. I did get seeds this summer, and I am going to try to propagate them.
On Apr 13, 2008, sunnytop56 from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:
This plant is thick with shiny green leaves most of the year. I find the foliage exceptionally attractive. The flowers are gorgeous but do best on a northern exposure so not to bud out too early and get buds frost nipped. The fuzzy buds are attractive winter interest. Makes a good screening plant with its thick foliage.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Little Rock, Arkansas San Anselmo, California San Leandro, California Santa Clara, California Dunnellon, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Boise, Idaho Indianapolis, Indiana Ladoga, Indiana Logansport, Indiana Bertram, Iowa Clermont, Kentucky Georgetown, Kentucky Hebron, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Shreveport, Louisiana Dearborn Heights, Michigan Oxford, Michigan Andover, Minnesota Lincoln, Nebraska Raleigh, North Carolina Fargo, North Dakota Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Huber Heights, Ohio Lancaster, Ohio Montrose-ghent, Ohio Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon Portland, Oregon Merion Station, Pennsylvania West Chester, Pennsylvania East Brainerd, Tennessee Austin, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Dallas, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas Salt Lake City, Utah Aquia Harbour, Virginia Anacortes, Washington Elk Plain, Washington Seattle, Washington Shoreline, Washington De Pere, Wisconsin