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botanical name:
Magnolia sprengeri var. elongata
Magnolia sprengeri var. elongata © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Magnoliaceae
characteristics: tree, scented/aromatic
height: 10.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Small, bushy deciduous tree or large shrub. Obovate leaves that are at least twice as long as wide. Large, fragrant white flowers, sometimes with a light pink flush from the base, opening from furry buds in spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade and a sheltered position. Performs best in mild climates as the flowers are very susceptable to frost damage.

other notes:
Some authorities consider this variety to be a synonym for the species Magnolia sprengeri, while others maintain it is a distinct variety due to a number of notable differences.

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