Magnolia tripetala

Common name: Umbrella Magnolia

Non-native plant

An intriguing southern magnolia that is proving to be rather hardy in our area. Though they reach up to 60 feet in their native range, maximum height for our area is around 30 feet, but the 12 to 20 inch leaves will give it a somewhat larger appearance. The flowers open up after Memorial Day, after most frosts, and they are worth the wait. They have large petals with purple or yellow spots on the throat, but the color and size of the flowers depend on the parents. Although the leaves lack exciting fall color there is a surprise: the seed pods turn a bright pink and are nearly a foot long!


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Floodplain, Moist Woods, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
20 Feet
Mature width
25 Feet
Max height
30 Feet
Max width
40 Feet

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