(First upload on May 27 2014. Last on May 31 2017) [ 日本語 | English ]

Magnolia denudata Desr.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Magnolia L. (モクレン)
Hakumokuren (ハクモクレン, 白木蓮/白木蘭), Yulan magnolia
Lifeform: deciduous tree = 10-15 m high
Distribution: native to central and eastern China
Use: garden tree
Flower: a lot of aromic flowers before leaf flushing in the early spring. The flower is not fully-oponed and turns up, as compared with M. kobus

white ↔ M. liliiflora, showy pink - pale pink

Floral language: 高潔な心

Magnolia heptapeta (Buc'hoz) Dandy
Yulania denudata (Desr.) D. L. Fu

var. purpurascens (Maxim.) Rehder et E. H. Wilson (サラサレンゲ)

Magnolia denudata transplanted in Hokkaido

[1] at Okuma Garden (大隈庭園) in Waseda University, Tokyo, on March 15 2017. [2/3] at a garden of Hokkaido Prefectural Government, Sapporo, on May 22 2014. [3] a bark (樹皮)