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Magnolia officinalis var. biloba - Houpu Magnolia Seed - Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Magnolia officinalis

var. biloba

Bi-lobed Magnolia, Houpu Magnolia, Magnolia-bark Magnolia

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  • Magnolia officinalis var. biloba

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Discover the benefits of Magnolia officinalis var. biloba, also known as Bi-lobed Magnolia, Houpu Magnolia, or Magnolia-bark Magnolia. This deciduous tree grows up to 20m in height and is native to the mountains and valleys of China. Its highly aromatic bark has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, where it is known as hou po. The bark contains magnolol and honokiol, two polyphenolic compounds that are peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) agonists. Magnolia officinalis var. biloba has leaves with a notch at the apex and does not appear in the wild, but is only known in cultivation. This variety has great potential for pharmaceutical use with its concentrated quantity of medicinal properties. Order yours today and begin experiencing the benefits of Magnolia officinalis var. biloba.

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