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Magnolia yuyuanensis

Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Species: yuyuanensis
Synonym:Manglietia yuyuanensis



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


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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)

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring





Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Savannah, Georgia

Lincoln, Nebraska

Cambridge, Ohio

Morton, Pennsylvania

Easley, South Carolina

Richmond, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 8, 2017, PhillyLover from Philadelphia Suburbs, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Bought this tree about 6 years ago as a 12" seedling from CamForest. Evergreen and with very interesting, long tapered foliage. Plant habit is dense and pyramidal.

It is planted in full sun in a fully exposed area. The tree is now about 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide. The past couple of years it has put on about 18"-24" of growth per year. Has not set any flower buds yet.

First 3 years in the ground I provided some wind protection with burlap and dry leaves. Since then it has had no winter protection and remains mostly evergreen all winter. Come April, most of the previous year's foliage falls off just as the new growth pushes out. It has an awkward period for about 2 weeks but then it is dense with new bright green foliage again. As the summer heats up, the newe... read more


On May 25, 2016, OHIOSEMPERVIREN from Cambridge, OH wrote:

In the Fall of 2015 I planted three M. Yuyuanensis seedlings bought from Camellia Forest nursery in Chapel Hill, NC. The seedlings were planted at my home in Ohio.

Now, in the Spring of 2016, I can proudly say that one has survived!

Holding its leaves into February, it was planted in an area with open exposure @ an elevation of 1,180ASL. The soil is degraded mulch several years old. On numerous occasions this last Winter we dipped below zeroF. Locals generally consider it ranking as 2nd or 3rd place for the worst Winter in recent memory.

Considering that all three seedlings were 18" high saplings planted in the Fall I'm not too surprised I lost two out of the three trees. Perhaps enough mulch was not placed at the base of the two that died & ... read more


On Mar 31, 2015, BorisBauer from Easley, SC wrote:

Growing vigorously in South Carolina's NW Piedmont area where the plant has shown no ill effects to extended 7 and 9 F nights.


On Aug 5, 2010, BillCSmith from Richmond, VA wrote:

In garden cultivation, it is a handsome, densely foliaged, fat oval evergreen. White blooms with deep plum-purple stamens occur in spring past any danger from late frosts. Seeds are viable but seedlings can take 8 to 14 years to reach blooming maturity. Cutting, graft, budding propagation is possible but not with high success rates. Some plants in zone 7 may have winter tip burn but recover quickly in spring. However there are reports of plants growing in zone 7A with no damage.
It has been hybridized with several other species in subgenus magnolia and with insignis.
In all, it is an excellent "new" oriental magnolia evergreen for warmer areas.