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Magnolia wilsonii

Magnolia wilsonii is a large spreading shrub or small tree growing to 810 metres tall. The leaves are elliptic to lanceolate, 6-16 cm long and 3-7 cm broad with a 1-3 cm petiole, and have brown pubescence on the underside. The flowers are drooping, 8-12 cm in diameter, with nine tepals, the outer three small and greenish, sepal-like, the main six larger and pure white; the stamens and carpels are crimson. Due to their drooping character, the flowers are best viewed from the underside.

Magnolia wilsonii for 2. More

The Magnolia wilsonii should be preferably located in a place where it can have at least a few hours a day of direct solar light. These plants are rustic in the areas with a Mediterranean climate, therefore they can be grown outside.If a tree with a very thin trunk is put in shelter, it could be useful to secure it to a solid stake, which can keep it erect, and protect it from the damage caused by strong winds. More