Ashe magnolia Magnoliaceae Magnolia ashei
Leaf:Alternate, simple, very large, 18 to 30 inches long, with wavy edges and "ear-lobes" at the base, green and shiny above, lower surface with whitish hairs.
Flower:Species is monoecious; large (10 to 12 inches) and showy, with several long creamy white petals with a little purple at the base, very fragrant, appearing in spring with the leaves.
Fruit:A cone-like multiple of follicles, nearly round, 2 to 3 inches long, rose colored.
Twig:Stout, with a large leaf scar, stipule scar circles the twig; bud is large (1 inch) and covered with silvery pubescence.
Bark:Thin, smooth and gray-brown, may develop small platy patches.
Form:Small tree or large shrub reaching heights to 20 feet.