- Plant IDs
- ID By Type
- Deciduous Trees
- Magnolias (deciduous and evergreen)
- Magnolia officinalis 'Biloba'
Magnolia officinalis 'Biloba'
Common name: Houpu magnolia, spice magnolia, magnolia-bark
Magnolia officinalis 'Biloba' is a tall deciduous magnolia native to China. Its large white flowers are fragrant, and they bloom in late spring. The long oval leaves have a notch at the tip, hence 'biloba.' The bark has been used for millennia in traditional medicine. We have two in the garden, and one is near the waterfall.
Flower photo by By Karlostachys - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31299700
Tree and leaf photo by Tara Twigg