Magnolia salicifolia--Anise Magnolia

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Magnolia salicifolia--Anise Magnolia

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Anise magnolia grows 30 feet tall and has leaves narrower than those of other magnolias. The tree has a pyramidal growth habit and bruised leaves and bark give off a lemon scent. The white flowers are borne in late April and 3 of the 6 petals are longer than the other 3 petals. The early blossoms are often injured by frost. The fruit are rosy pink with scarlet seeds.

One cultivar is listed; 'Else Frye'--fastigiate, flowers 50 percent larger.

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