Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous tree, 30-40 ft (9-12 m) tall, similar spread. Leaves alternate, simple, obovate-oblong, 10-15 cm long and 5-9 cm wide, tip short acuminate, tapering at base, sparingly pubescent above, light green below. Flowers borne singly, white to ivory, 9 (to 12) tepals (petals), fragrant, 13-15 cm across, goblet-shaped initially, spreading with time. Fruit cylindrical, 10-15 cm long, brownish, exposed seeds red at maturity.
- Sun or partial shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to central China.
- denudata:: naked, flowers open before leaves appear.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: north side (front) of Memorial Union, just to the east of the sidewalk leading to the main entrance.