Yulan Denudata Magnolia Trees – Magnolia Yulan Denudata


Magnolia Denudata, known as Yulan Magnolia or Lily Tree, is an exquisite variety of magnolia, highly regarded for its spectacular white flowers. Native to central and eastern China, this deciduous tree offers a striking display that differentiates it from many other trees in the UK.

Yulan Denudata Magnolia Trees – Magnolia Denudata

Magnolia Denudata, known as Yulan Magnolia or Lily Tree, is an exquisite variety of magnolia, highly regarded for its spectacular white flowers. Native to central and eastern China, this deciduous tree offers a striking display that differentiates it from many other trees in the UK.

Distinctive Features

The Yulan Magnolia is cherished for its large, fragrant, tulip-shaped flowers, which are pure white and bloom before the leaves appear in early spring. These spectacular blooms, combined with the tree’s handsome, conical shape, set the Yulan Magnolia apart from other trees you might find in a British landscape.

Ideal for British Garden Design

Growing to a height and spread of about 10-15 metres, the Yulan Magnolia can be a magnificent centrepiece for medium to large gardens. It can be planted as a standalone specimen or combined with other trees or shrubs in a woodland or cottage garden setting.

The tree’s graceful appearance, stunning flowers, and bright green summer foliage are particularly effective against the backdrop of a traditional British garden. Its adaptability to a range of soil types and sun exposure makes it a versatile addition to a variety of garden designs.

Wildlife Benefits

Like other Magnolias, the Yulan Magnolia’s early blossoms provide an important source of nectar for bees and other pollinators, contributing positively to local biodiversity.

Growth and Lifespan

The Yulan Magnolia has a medium growth rate and can live for many decades, even centuries under the right conditions, providing beauty for generations to come.

Flowering, Fruit, and Reproduction

Yulan Magnolia is a deciduous magnolia known for its beautiful, large, white, fragrant flowers blooming in early to mid-spring. Following the blooming period, it may produce cone-like fruit that houses bright red seeds, adding another layer of interest in the autumn.

Distribution in the UK

While the Yulan Magnolia is not native to the UK, it’s a popular choice in gardens and parks across the country for its remarkable blossoms and elegant form. It thrives best in a sheltered location away from strong winds and prefers full sun or partial shade.

In summary, the Yulan Magnolia, with its delightful, fragrant flowers and grand stature, is a beautiful choice for those wanting to make a statement in their garden. Its contribution to local wildlife and tolerance to varying conditions make it a valuable and impressive addition to British landscapes.


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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


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Stem Girth

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Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Small Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing






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