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Magnolia fraseri (Mountain magnolia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Magnolia fraseri

Magnolia fraseri Walter

Mountain magnolia, Fraser Magnolia

Magnoliaceae (Magnolia Family)

Synonym(s):

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf: Green
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: 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 Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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USDA: Find Magnolia fraseri in USDA Plants
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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