Umbrella magnolia (Magnolia tripetala)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Umbrella magnolia
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Umbrella magnolia (Magnolia tripetala)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5a
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Partial or Full Shade
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
broadly, rounded to irregular form; 15-30’ tall; 15-20’ wide; slow growing; coarse texture; very large leaves; large, creamy-white flowers in late spring; large, non-persistent, bright pinkish-rose fruit in summer turning brown and opening up to reveal orange seeds; prefers partial shade to shade; 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; native to eastern to southeastern U.S.; hardy to zone 5a

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

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