THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Magnolias

The size and abundance of magnolia flowers make them one of the most stunning groups of trees in the spring. The Scott Arboretum holds a NAPCC (North American Plant Collections Consortium) National Collection for Magnolias, which now contains close to 130 different types. Many of the early-blooming trees can be seen from Route 320, including M. denudata, M. stellata, and M. xsoulangiana, as well as the Little Girl Hybrids. Yellow flowering magnolias such as M. ‘Judy Zuk’ can be found in and around the tree peony collection, just behind Sproul Terrace. Later blooming species such as M. grandiflora, M. virginiana and M. sieboldii can be seen across campus, blooming well into the summer months. Pictured below from left to right: Magnolia xsoulangiana 'Norbertii', M. 'Sundance'

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