Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: can be fall sown without stratification.
Magnolia tripetala, also known as the Umbrella Magnolia or Umbrella Tree, is a beautiful deciduous tree native to the southeastern United States in the Appalachian Mountains region. Its large, fragrant, creamy-white flowers, up to 25cm in diameter, and the large shiny leaves, up to 50cm long, grow in clusters at the branch tips, resembling an umbrella. The tree can grow up to 15m tall and turn yellow in the autumn. The red fruit, up to 10cm long, contains several red seeds. Easy to grow, shade tolerant, and pollinated by beetles, this tree is attractive as well as unique. The largest known tree of this species is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Consider adding this stunning Umbrella Magnolia to your landscape today.