Umbrella-tree, Umbrella Magnolia Magnolia tripetala - Houpoea tripetala , Magnolia frondosa , Magnolia michauxii , Magnolia umbellata , Magnolia umbrella

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Botanical Name:

Magnolia tripetala







Common Name:

Umbrella-tree, Umbrella Magnolia

30-45 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Magnolia tripetala

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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: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Magnolia tripetala , commonly called Umbrella magnolia or simply Umbrella-tree , is a deciduous tree native to the southeastern United States in the Appalachian Mountains region.
* The flowers are large, 15-25 cm diameter, with six to nine creamy-white petals and a large red style, which later develops into a red fruit 10 cm long, containing several red seeds . more...

Creamy white flowers, to 10" wide, very fragrant, leaves, to 2' long, grow in clusters at the branch tips--hence the common name. more...