Magnolia ashei Weath.

Ashe's Magnolia

Family: Magnoliaceae

Genus: Magnolia

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 15 to 20' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Large leaves to 24" long, silvery underneath. Shrub-like growth habit. Large white flowers, to 10" diameter, with a purple splotch at the base. Prefers good soil and shelter from winds, some afternoon shade might be preferred also. Good drainage and uniform moisture.


Published in Rhodora 28: 35 in 1926.

Native to the Florida, US.

Accepted by ARS-Grin and Tropicos. PlantList (based on Kew) says the accepted name is Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei (Weath.) D.L.Johnson.


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