Anise magnolia (Magnolia salicifolia)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Anise magnolia (Magnolia salicifolia)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
25 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
25 to 30 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
dense, upright, oval to pyramidal form; 25-30’ tall and wide; very early, white flowers with sweet, anise fragrance; narrow leaves that are aromatic when crushed; bark on younger twigs is yellow; full sun; prefers loamy, organic soil, neutral to slightly acid, moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to dry, compacted, heavy clay, poorly drained soils, drought, and road salt; plant in spring only; flowers can be killed by late, hard frosts so plant on eastern or northeastern side of a building to delay flowering up to one week; native to Asia; hardy to zone 4b

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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