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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Magnolia biondii

Biond Magnolia, Chinese Willow-leaf Magnolia

Main interest:
profusion of highly ornamental blooms, early bloomer
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
March to April
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 40 ft (12 m) width: 20 ft (6 m)

Biond Magnolia tree (Magnolia biondii) is covered in a profusion of small (up to 3.25”), lemony scented white magnolia blooms as early as late March. Blooms are followed by glossy, dark green, willow-like leaves. The highly fragrant flowers attract pollinators, although the flowers may take a few years to appear.

Magnolia biondii has mainly been used in North America as rootstock for grafting other ornamental varieties. Native in continental North China, where the climate is more challenging to Magnolias, its constitution is sturdier in cold, dry, high pH soils than Magnolia kobus.

Tree grows to 40 ft tall, and has a broadly conical crown. The Chinese Willow-leaf Magnolia does best in sun to partial shade, and likes well drained soil.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Yulania biondii, Magnolia fargesii

Also known as: Biond's Magnolia, Biondi's Magnolia

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