Lilytree, Yulan Magnolia denudata - Lassonia heptapeta, Magnolia precia, Magnolia yulan, Michelia yulan, Magnolia alexandrina, Magnolia citriodora, Magnolia conspicua, Magnolia cuneatifolia, Magnolia cyathiformis, Yulania conspicua, Yulania cuneatifolia, Yulania pyriformis
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 1/2" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, remove mulch upon germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Magnolia denudata a rather low, rounded, thickly branched, and coarse-textured tree to 30' tall. The leaves are ovate, bright green, 15 cm long and 8 cm wide. Bark is a coarse dark gray. The 10–16 cm white flowers that emerge from early to late spring, while beautiful and thick with a citrus-lemon fragrance, are prone to browning if subjected to frost. more...
* Lovely white fragrant flowers to 9", flowers early, before leaves emerge, and blooms may be injured by frost, young plants upright, becoming more open with age, native to central China, where it has long been grown, especially near temples.
* The flower buds and the seeds are carminative and diaphoretic. The flower buds are antifungal, astringent, cytotoxic, hypotensive and a uterie stimulant. They are used in Korea in the treatment of headaches, nasal obstruction and sinusitis. They are picked in early spring, dried and then used in Chinese medicine to clear the nasal passages. The plant is anodyne and sedative. more...