Ashe magnolia Magnolia ashei Photo/Illustration: Carole Ottesen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Ashe magnolia (Magnolia ashei) Synonyms: M. macrophylla subsp. ashei Genus: Magnolia This spreading deciduous shrub or small tree has large, light-green glossy leaves to 2 feet long. It flowers in early summer with jasmine- and citrus-scented blossoms in white with maroon markings at the base. Each flower is up to 10 inches across. It grows up to 30 feet tall and wide and is a native of North America. Care: Grow in moist, well-drained, preferably acidic to neutral soil in sun or partial shade; they do not tolerate wet feet. Magnolia flowerbuds are susceptible to late-season frosts; shelter large-leaved species from windy locations. Prune in late winter or late summer to prevent bleeding of sap; prune minimally to maintain a healthy framework. Propagation: Sow seeds in autumn or stratify to hasten germination. Root softwood cuttings in early summer. Magnolias can be layered in early spring, grafted in winter, and propagated by bud in summer. Problems: Bacterial leaf spot, spot anthracnose, canker, dieback, butt rot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, fungal spots, weevils, snails, scale insects, thrips, planthoppers. Overview Height 15 ft. to 30 ft. Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Spring Flower Color White Flower Uses Flowering Tree, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Waterside Style Formal Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Trees Related Plants to Magnolia ashei 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Star magnolia Magnolia stellata 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Loebner magnolia Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Loebner magnolia Magnolia × loebneri 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Magnolia Magnolia 'Butterflies' View the discussion thread.