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Elisa Odenwald


Elisa Odenwald is an upright Magnolia  featuring bright creamy white flowers. The flowers have a scented fragrance, and are very large - up to 30cm.

Elisa Odenwald is a late-flowering variety.

Elisa Odenwald magnolia trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £73.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.


Elisa Odenwald is one of the "Gresham hybrids" - a series of Magnolia hybrids developed by American enthusiast Todd Gresham in the 1950s, almost always using the combination of an Asian or Saucer Magnolia -  Magnolia x soulangeana Lennei Alba - crossed with Magnolia x veitchii. This is an example of a "back cross" because the two parents are also related. Gresham produced hundreds of seedlings which were grown on after his death by other enthusiasts. Elisa Odenwald is one of these, and was named by Kenneth Durio of Louisiana Nursery and introduced in the 1980s.

Elisa Odenwald characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourCream
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves appear first
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous