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Magnolia fraseri [=Paramagnolia fraseri var. fraseri]

Fraser Magnolia, Mountain Magnolia, Fraser’s Magnolia, Earleaf Umbrella-tree, Eared Magnolia

Scientific Name:

Magnolia fraseri [=Paramagnolia fraseri var. fraseri]

Genus:

Magnolia

Species Epithet:

fraseri

Common Name:

Fraser Magnolia, Mountain Magnolia, Fraser’s Magnolia, Earleaf Umbrella-tree, Eared Magnolia

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Magnoliaceae (Magnolia Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Mesic forests. Common and widespread in the NC mountains, the most frequently seen magnolia in that province. Present in several Piedmont foothill ranges, such as the Sauratowns in Stokes County.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Does not tolerate heat well.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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