Magnolia denudata seeds mature in September, known as the Yulan magnolia, is native to central and eastern China. It's a deciduous tree growing to 5 - 15 m high. White flowers come before leaves in spring. Bosom period is short, usually around 10 days, but very attractive and slightly fragrant when flowering. It has been cultivated in Chinese Buddhist temple gardens since 600 AD. Its flowers were regarded as a symbol of purity in the Tang Dynasty and it was planted in the grounds of the Emperor's palace.
Magnolia denudata seeds
- Magnolia denudata a rather low, rounded, thickly branched, and coarse-textured tre. The leaves are ovate, bright green, 15 cm long and 8 cm wide. Bark is a coarse dark gray. The 10–16 cm white flowers that emerge from early to late spring, while beautiful and thick with a citrus-lemon fragrance, are prone to browning if subjected to frost.
It's now valuable ornamental tree in China.