Magnolia tripetala

umbrella magnolia


wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-30 (40) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Can be a specimen tree or use in a fairly bright understory. Its irregular branching pattern and large leaves make it best suited to fairly large yards.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic (4.5-6.5)


wildlife plant  
Good wildlife shelter. Fruits useful as food.
Native Habitats: Slope forest on steep north-facing slopes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: