Magnolia macrophylla

Also known as:

  • Bigleaf Magnolia
  • Umbrella Tree

Plant Type

tree

Zones

4a-8b

Size

H:25'-50'
W:12'-30'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

acidic, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

cream

Flower Season:

summer

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Logee's Plants for Home & Garden

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141 North Street Danielson, Connecticut

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Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Bartlett, Tennessee

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Springfield, Oregon

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Salem, Oregon

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Logee's Plants for Home & Garden

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141 North Street Danielson, Connecticut

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860-774-8038

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Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Garden World

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10506 Broadacres Road Hubbard, Oregon

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503-982-2380

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Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

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Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Salem, Oregon

Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

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Logee's Plants for Home & Garden

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Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Throw a party when it blooms! Huge ivory goblets brush stroked with red in the center. Huge leaves go great with Gunnera. Slow growth to 30 ft. Moist rich soil.

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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This huge foliaged tree will add a tropical look even in cool climates. The leaves can get to 2 1/2-3’ long. The creamy white flowers are 12-15’ across. M. marophylla will be a real showstopper. (Not Good in a windy area).

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Description by: Logee's Plants for Home & Garden

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Danielson, Connecticut

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Big, bold, fragrant flowers measure 8-12" across with yellow and purple in the centers. Bigleaf Magnolia has the largest leaves and flowers of any native North American tree. It has the appearance of a tropical tree, but is hardy in zones 5-8. The large oval leaves can measure up to 30" long, and are bright green on top with fuzzy, silver-gray undersides. It blooms in late spring and early summer followed by red, egg-shaped fruits that hold the seeds. Bigleaf Magnolia is a specimen tree for landscapes. Deciduous in winter, it grows best in a sheltered location to protect it from strong winds that can tear the large leaves.

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Salem, Oregon

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Bigleaf Magnolia appears tropical, but is surprisingly hardy. A medium to large native tree with huge leaves, impressive white flowers and decorative fruits.

Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

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Deciduous, upright rounded tree with gigantic leaves and flowers! Leaves can be from 2-3 feet in length and up to 1.5 feet wide. Fragrant white flowers are nestled in with the huge leaves, appearing during the summer. These are cup-shaped then splay open to obtain a full size of 1-1.5 feet wide. The cone-shaped fruit that forms from the large flowers is reddish pink, turning to pale brown. This tropical-looking magnolia is native to parts of the eastern US.

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Bartlett, Tennessee

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Huge leaves (sometimes almost 3' long) make this tree stand out in the landscape. The back of the leaves are silvery and flash into view in the wind. Flowers are also large and white and appear in early summer. It is a native to eastern America, but rarely seen and little known.

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Salem, Oregon

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Big Leaf Magnolia looks like a banana plant when it is young. It needs to be grown in a somewhat sheltered location because of the wind damage on the leaves. Reaching 30-50', the tree needs a large space. The flowers are huge but often hidden by the leaves. zone 5

Description by: Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Looking at this plant you would never guess it was hardy to minus 20 degrees F. This 20-30' tree displays large tropical looking leaves and humungous white flowers to match. The blooms appear in June and July and are followed by decorative fruit.

Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

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Sometimes called an Umbrella Tree. Native to the south-central U.S., this tropical looking, deciduous Magnolia hosts the largest leaves and flowers of the genus, measuring up to 3' x 1½', respectively. Leaves show silvery undersides, and fragrant, cup shaped, white and purple flowers appear May-June. May take up to 15 years to flower, but well worth the wait! Reaching 30-50' at maturity, this awesome tree does best in rich, moist locations protected from wind and direct sun.

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