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Pyramid Magnolia
Magnolia pyramidata


Pyramid magnolia is an uncommon tree, and in Texas is restricted to the eastern counties of Jasper and Newton in deeply wooded sandy ridges. You can tell it from southern magnolia and sweet bay by the deciduous leaves, about 9 inches long and 4 inches wide, with earlike lobes at the base and whorls around the stem. The terminal flowers are white and fragrant and the rosy-red seed pods are two and a half inches long. To grow successfully it needs acidic, sandy, moist soils and lots of shade.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree medium tree

Exposure: shade

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: rosy-red two and a half inch long seed pod

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: to 25 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: high

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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