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Magnolia sprengeri


Scientific name: Magnolia sprengeri

Family: Magnoliaceae

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Bloom: White to rosy red with streaks of purple

Environment: Full sun in well-drained soil

Uses: Specimen plant


Mesoamerican Cloud Forest – 14A


Magnolia sprengeri is a large tree native to central and southeastern China. A member of the Magnoliaceae family, one of the earliest diverging angiosperms, or flowering plants, fossils of Magnolia sprengeri have been dated to the early Pliocene (5.3-2.6 million years ago).  Today, M. sprengeri is found in montane forests and thickets in its native range at elevations between 1,300 and 2,400 m.