Magnolia tamaulipana 'Bronze Sentinel'

Category: Trees
Family: Magnoliaceae
Origin: Mexico
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: white
Bloom Time: spring
Height: 40 ft
Width: 20 ft
Exposure: shade
Irrigation: low to medium
Cold Hardiness: -20 F approx
Description: Known from only a few locations in the cloud forest of northeastern Mexico, this endangered magnolia was collected by John Fairey on one of his first expeditions. It was found growing near the base of a wet canyon in mostly shade. It is very similar to the native Magnolia grandiflora except having much larger bronze foliage and flowers appearing to be touched up with watercolor paint. One of our wild-collected clones exhibits this stunning magenta color accentuating the bases of the petal-like tepals.