Magnolia campbellii
Common name: 
Campbell's Magnolia
Campbell Magnolia
Pink Tuliptree
Pronunciation: 
mag-NO-li-a kam-BEL-ee-i
Family: 
Magnoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, to 60-80 ft (18-24 m) tall with a 40 ft (12 m) spread.  Leaves about 23 x 11 cm, elliptic-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, tip pointed (acute to accuminate), base unequal, rounded to wedge-shaped, upper surface dark green, pale green below.  Flowers large, 15-25 cm wide, goblet shaped at first, later wide spreading, like water lilies, tepals (petals) usually white or pinkish on the inside and deep rose-pink on the outside, inner whorls erect enclosing inner flower parts; blooms in late winter or spring before leaves appear.  Fruit cluster (cones), cylindrical, to 51 cm long, erect, then pendent.
  • Sun or partial shade.  Protect from wind to prevent the large, showy flowers from being torn or shredded.   Reportedly seedlings bloom only after 20 or more years, grafted plants within 4-5 years.  According to Jacobson (1996), "this species calls forth praise approaching veneration."  Several cultivars are in commerce.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7     Native to the Himalayas of northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, and also southwestern China.
  • campbellii: after Dr. Archibald Campbell (1805-1874), Superintendent of Darjeeling (India) and Political Agent to Sikkim, accompanied Joseph Hooker on his Sikkim journey in 1849.
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