Magnolia salicifolia

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Willow-leafed magnolia
Magnolia salicifolia タムシバ 田虫葉 DSCF0104.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia
Subgenus: M. subg. Yulania
Section: M. sect. Yulania subsect. Yulania
Species: M. salicifolia
Binomial name
Magnolia salicifolia
Maxim.

Magnolia salicifolia, also known as Willow-leafed magnolia or Anise Magnolia, originates from Japan. It is a small deciduous tree 7.5 m (25 ft) tall, with narrow lanceolate leaves with whitened undersides. The leaves are not as narrow as true willows (Salix), but is narrow compared to other magnolias, giving this tree a finer texture. The 10cm-wide scented flowers emerge in early spring before the leaves. The leaves and bark are fragrant when crushed.

This plant is not often found in cultivation.

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