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PlantFiles: Fraser Magnolia
Magnolia fraseri

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Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Species: fraseri (FRAY-zer-ee) (Info)

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Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

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:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive escambiaguy On Aug 4, 2007, escambiaguy from Atmore, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

These trees are very similar to Cucumber magnolia but are native to the Appalachian mountains. I observed many of them while visiting Smokey Mountains National Park.

Regional...

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

Clermont, Kentucky



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