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Magnolia >Trunk/branches > Unusual growth on end of twigs

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  • Fruit are produced on the end of a twig
  • Young fruit are light green to pinkish red 2" long lumpy or cone-like growths
  • Fruit become woody and cone-like when mature
  • Bright red, oval to tear drop shaped seeds appear from the fruiting cone
  • Trees may produce many fruit one year and few the next
  • More information on magnolia fruit

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