|Rohrbach Star Magnolia - Magnolia stellata 'Rohrbach' |
Magnoliaceae - Magnolia family.
The magnolia genus is one of the most ancient among flowering trees.
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Rohrbach star magnolia blooms in the early spring, bearing pleasantly fragrant white flowers with hints of pale pink about 10 cm (4 in) in diameter.
Leaf blade length: 4 to 8 inches. Flower color: pink; white. Flower characteristics: pleasant fragrance; spring flowering; very showy. Fruit shape: elongated; irregular. Fruit length: 1 to 3 inches. Fruit covering: dry or hard. Fruit color: pink; red. Fruit attracts birds; no significant litter problem; showy. Bark is thin and easily damaged from mechanical impact, Branches droop as the tree grows, and will require pruning for vehicular or pedestrian clearance beneath the canopy. Can be grown with, or trainable to be grown with, multiple trunks. Needs little pruning to develop .
This specimen is 26 years old
1. Rohrbach Star Magnolia, Morton Arboretum acc. 574-65*1 photos by Bruce Marlin
2. Wikipedia contributors, "Magnolia kobus"
Magnoliaceae - Magnolia Family
The earliest flowering plants date back about 130 million years. According to Cronquist Evolution and Classification of Flowering Plants, the most primitive of all living angiosperms belong to the subclass Magnoliidae. This subclass contains several primitive plant families, including the water-lily family (Nymphaeaceae), buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) and Magnoliaceae.
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