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Fraser magnolia (Magnolia fraseri), also called mountain magnolia, earleaf cucumbertree, umbrellatree, or mountain-oread, is a fast-growing small tree scattered in the hardwood forests of the lower Appalachian slopes. It grows best on rich, moist, well-drained soils. The very large showy white flowers and large coarse foliage make this an attractive ornamental; otherwise it has little commercial value. The lumber is mixed with associated hardwoods for sawtimber and pulpwood, and the fruit is eaten by wildlife (9,16).