Magnolia liliiflora

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Magnolia liliiflora Desr.

Magnoliaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Magnoliopsida
Subclassis:
Magnoliidae
Superordo:
Magnolianae
Ordo:
Magnoliales
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Magnolia liliiflora, commonly known as Purple Magnolia, is a shrub.

Naming

Magnolia liliiflora was described by Louis Auguste Joseph Desrousseaux. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Magnolia liliiflora is a species in the genus Magnolia which contains approximately 267 to 297 species and belongs to the family of the Magnoliaceae (Magnolia Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 2 to 3 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Magnolia liliiflora is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Magnolia liliiflora produces solitary erect, pink funnel-shaped flowers from April to July. The plants are dioecious.

The shrubs produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Magnolia liliiflora is native to Central China.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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