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Disease resistant magnolia tree list

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From: Paul Grzybek
Carol Stream, IL

We are planning to replace a dead Linden tree - (lightning got it) with some type of purple flowering Magnolia tree my wife likes. was told by our tree removal certified arborist to look for a Magnolia that is disease resistant, as many die quickly around here if not on the good list. Please advise if there are any purple flowering disease resistant magnolias, and if a list of good/bad types exists for the DuPage Co area. Thanks!

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From: Brenda Dahlfors
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
Lake/McHenry Unit
I found the exact list you need at the Morton Arboretum - they have done extensive trials on Magnolias for this area! Go to: and scroll down to the chart. Good luck!

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