Magnolia Seeds, Umbrella / Umbrella Tree (Magnolia tripetala)

Umbrella Tree/Umbrella Magnolia (Magnolia tripetala) Deciduous. Zones 5-8.

This Appalachian native tree gains its name from giant, jungle-like leaves; reaching 2 feet in length and nearly 1 foot across. There’s some shelter for ya! Umbrella Magnolia grows to 30 feet and produces large, cream-coloured flowers in early Spring.

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 5 - 8

Edible: Flowers & flower buds are edible.

Size: Small Tree

Growth RateSlow - Medium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 50 - 70%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Soil Preference: Rich, moist but well draining soil. Can struggle with pollution in urban areas. Plant in a sheltered area, protected from Winter winds.

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 120 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 120 is an estimate & they may sprout sooner!*

- Plant soaked seeds in pots using standard potting soil or in nursery beds. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $8.99

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