Magnolia delavayi seeds mature in September, commonly known as Chinese Evergreen Magnolia or Delavay's Magnolia. Magnolia delavayi is a species of Magnolia native to southern China, occurring in Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan at 1,500-2,800 m altitude. It is known by the common names of Chinese Evergreen Magnolia or Delavay's Magnolia. It was named after Father Delavay, French Catholic missionary in China, who collected it.

Magnolia delavayi seeds

  • Magnolia delavayi is a small evergreen tree 8–15 metres (26–49 ft) in height with pale to dark yellowish-brown bark. The leaves are oblong-ovate, 10-20 cm (rarely to 32 cm) long and 5-10 cm (rarely to 20 cm) broad, tough, leathery, with a 5-7 cm petiole.
    The flowers are fragrant, cup-shaped, 15-25 cm broad, with nine thick, creamy white to pink tepals; they appear from July to August.