What type of Magnolia is this leaf from

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by Karen P, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Karen P

    Karen P Member

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    Hi everyone,
    A friend of mine gave me this plant and said it was a type of magnolia but she had no idea what type. I'm adding links to pictures I took today of the leaf and size to see if anyone can help, I'm new to magnolia's and have no idea what I'm going to do with it, so thought I should start with finding out the type, so I can learn how and where it would like to be in my yard.
    Thanks in advance Karen
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  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    possibly Wilsonii
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Oyama magnolia (Magnolia sieboldii).
     
  4. Karen P

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    Thankyou Ron, I looked it up and it is as my friend descibed a white upside down flower now I just have to figure out where to plant it.......it also helps to know that it is a bush instead of a tree, thanks so much for your help. Now I just have to find a spot in my yard that the dogs (bullmastiffs) will leave it alone......it will be fenced off till it grows a bit. Any help will be greatly appreaciated.
    Karen P.
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ron, what is the defining factor that makes it sieboldii vs wilsonii? I have seen them both in landscapes and I find it hard to determine which is which except perhaps by flowering time (wilsonii seems a bit later) and perhaps the eventual size.
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    it usually ahs to do with the way the petals are hanging. I remember being on a tree walk at UBC and asking the same question. the answer was that sieboldii has petal (tepals actually) that overlap and hang down a little further than wilsonii.

    then we walked over to the wilsonii and saw the same thing.
     
  7. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The leaf shape:

    M. sieboldii - broader, blunter apex
    M. wilsonii - slenderer, more tapered apex
     
  8. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    listening, learning......
     

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