Southern Magnolia Tree

Southern Magnolia Tree

Southern Magnolia Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Magnolia grandiflora
Hardiness Zones:   7 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; well drained soil; tolerates high moisture
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   Dense, conical shape; symmetrical
Height:   40 to 80'
Weight:   30 to 40'
Leaf:   5 to 10" alternate, simple, dark green leathery leaves; underside often has a cinnamon-brown pubescence
Flower/Fruit:   8 to 12" fragrant, creamy white flowers in summer; bright red seeds in fall
Comments:    Native; should be planted where lowest branches can grow to ground; difficult to grow anything underneath; leaves difficulty to manage - drops in fall and spring; seedling variability for age flowering begins; seeds attract
Habit:   Evergreen
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