Ashe’s Magnolia

Arbor walk #92

Magnolia trees are often regarded as ancient trees, and their flowers and fruit are often considered evidence for the evolution of floral reproductive structures before the emergence of bees.

Name Ashe’s Magnolia
Latin Name Magnolia ashei 
Type Adaptable to region

2” caliper

Color of Leaf Medium Green
Shape of Leaf Tropical ‘chartreuse violin’
Color of Flower White with purple base
Shape of Flower Large cup flower shape
Fruit Characteristics

 Seed Pods egg shaped to rounded, pink to rose tinted, orange / red seeds in September

Bark Characteristics Thin, smooth, gray
Foliage Type Deciduous

North and Central America is among the secondary center of Magnolias following central Asia. Magnolias are recognizable through its distinct fruit.

As a result of its large leaves, Magnolias are best planted in areas with low wind speeds or protection from high winds. While some Asian species are used for seasonings or medicinal purposes, American trees are primarily used for shade trees or for lumber. The Ashe’s Magnolia is a regional native to the Southeastern US and adaptable to the St. Louis Region, typically growing to 10’ to 20’ tall and 10’ to 15’ wide .

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