Coral Lake Magnolia

Magnolia 'Coral Lake'

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Coral Lake Magnolia (Magnolia 'Coral Lake') at Weston Nurseries

Coral Lake Magnolia flowers

Coral Lake Magnolia flowers

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Coral Lake Magnolia (Magnolia 'Coral Lake') at Weston Nurseries

Coral Lake Magnolia in bloom

Coral Lake Magnolia in bloom

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Height:  20 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b


An exquisitely beautiful magnolia with coral blooms that are striped with yellow and green; a small tree or large shrub with a tidy form and large relatively coarse leaves; flowers appear late, just as foliage emerges; an ideal landscape or garden accent

Ornamental Features

Coral Lake Magnolia is covered in stunning fragrant coral-pink cup-shaped flowers with yellow overtones and green stripes held atop the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The large pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Coral Lake Magnolia is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Coral Lake Magnolia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Coral Lake Magnolia will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Shade  Screening 
Flowers  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features