Magnolia fraseri Walter
Mountain magnolia, Fraser Magnolia
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia Family)
USDA Symbol: MAFR
A tree often branched near the base, with an open crown of spreading branches, large leaves, and very large flowers.
Named for John Fraser (1750-1811), Scottish botanist, who introduced many North American plants to Europe. This species, of scattered distribution, is fairly common in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Planted as an ornamental for the large flowers and coarse foliage.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL , GA , KY , NC , NY , OH , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: W. Virginia and West Virginia south to n. Georgia; at 800-5000 (244-1524 m).
Native Habitat: Moist soils of mountain valleys in hardwood forests.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Magnolia fraseri in USDA Plants
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff