Magnolia biondii

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Magnolia biondii - Chinese willow-leaf magnolia
Common name: Chinese willow-leaf magnolia
Family: Magnoliaceae (magnolia family)
Synonym: Yulania biondii
Distribution: China
IUCN Red list: Least concern
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5
Life form: Deciduous tree
Comments: The northernmost magnolia growing in its native habitat of China. The deciduous, narrow foliage is preceded in spring by many small white fragrant flowers. Mature height is expected to reach 55'. The Chinese name for this plant means "hope of spring" alluding to its early flowering. Still extremely rare in cultivation. Plant in rich, loamy soil in full sun.
Links: Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN Taxonomy)The Plant List


  • 1: MAG: CA14 (CA14) • Accession: D1997-0904.001 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
  • 2: MAG: CC13 (CC13) • Accession: D1997-0904.002 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
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