Magnolia ‘Coppertallica’ Exciting New Variety In My Garden

Magnolia ‘Coppertallica’ has a true metallic sheen that glimmers when it catches the sun on the undersides of the leaves.  I did not believe it until I saw it myself.  Truly unusual and spectacular.

In the tree nursery, (on a grafted, pruned to be a single trunk tree) the main shoot of my Magnolia ‘Coppertallica’ grew 25” in a year, and side shoots 12”.

The photos do not catch the glimmer and gleam of the undersides of the leaves, it truly glimmers like it was metallic.  I am very excited to follow the progress of this tree in my landscape!

Magnolia foveolata × laevifolia ‘Coppertallica’

U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones: 7-9 (expected, being trialed zone  5-9)

Height in 10-15 years- 8-10 ft (expected)

Sun Exposure: Sun – Part shade

Bloom Time: Spring- Early Summer

Blooms: Large, Creamy White, Dramatic yellow stamens with red eye, Fragrant

Leaves:  Elongated, Evergreen, Metallic Sheen on Undersides

Moisture: Average-Moist, well-drained

Deer Resistance: Yes

Parentage: Magnolia foveolata X Magnolia laevifolia (formerly known as Michelia yunnanensis)

Magnolia foveolata

Hardiness: Zones 8-9

Mature Size: 20 – 30 Ft+

Sun Exposure: Full Sun – Part Shade

Bloom Time: Summer

Moisture: Moist

Origin: Vietnam

Magnolia laevifolia (formerly known as Michelia yunnanensis)

Hardiness: Zones 8-11

Mature Size: 6 -12 FT

Sun Exposure: Full Sun- Part Shade

Bloom Time: Spring-Summer

Moisture: Can Tolerate Moist Soils

Origin: South Central China

Deer Resistance: Yes


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