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Magnolia insignis
Common Name: Red Lotus Tree Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)

Magnolia insignis
Zoom In Photo: Douglas Justice, UBC Botanic Garden

This evergreen magnolia has thick, dark green leaves and large, fragrant flowers 12 cm across which open white and develop red-tinted tips.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Mountain forests

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeTree  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height40' and over  Bloom TimeEarly Summer 
Spread10' and over  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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