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Magnolia fraseri Walter
Mountain magnolia, Fraser Magnolia
USDA Symbol: mafr
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACU || FACU |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff