Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei

Ashe's magnolia


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-30 ft    Width: 10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      white,red
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Specimen plant in shady garden or understory tree.
Propagation: Seed. Sow in fall.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Slope forest, upland mixed forest. Ravines. Andy's photo is of a planted specimen that appears to nearly lack the red/purple splotches at the bases of the petals. The leaves are too young to have the characteristic white back, however, Andy knows that they turned white as they got older.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Very large leaves. This is a very rare species endemic to a few steep-sided ravines and bluffs.