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Anise Magnolia

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An anise magnolia
G. Lumis
The leaf and fruit of an anise magnolia
G. Lumis

Scientific Name: Magnolia salicifolia

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 
Height: 25 ft Spread: 20 ft Form: pyramidal 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 
Flowers: White 

Anise Magnolia has leaves narrower than those of other magnolias. The fragrant white flowers are borne in early spring and so may be killed by frost. The fruit are pink with scarlet seeds as is typical of other magnolias. The stems give off a lemon scent when bruised. The pyramidal habit becomes irregular with age. 

Text courtesy Michigan State University Extension Service