Tree of the Month: Magnoila


For February, we've highlighted the Magnolia. The Magnolia Grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia south to central Florida, and west to East Texas and Oklahoma. Reaching 90ft in height, it is a large, striking, evergreen tree with large, dark green leaves up to  8in long and 4.5in wide, and large, white, fragrant flowers up to 12 in in diameter. Widely cultivated in warmer areas around the world, over 50 cultivars have been bred and marketed commercially. The timber is hard and heavy, and has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer.

Magnolia Grandiflora

  • Clutivar: Little Gem 

  • Family: Magnoliaceae 

  • Best suited as a yard tree

  • Utility friendly tree 

  • Blooms at a young age 

  • Evergreen 

  • Mature Height: 20 - 35' tall

  • Canopy Width: 10' wide 

  • Narrow columnar growth habit 

  • moderate to regular water needs - Likes deep by infrequent watering 

  • performs best with part shade to full sun 

  • This is a magnificent tree of the South 

  • It's native to moist, wooded areas in the southeastern United States from North Carolina to Texas. 

  • Magnolias are ancient plants. They exist on the planet at least 95 million years

  • We grow Magnolias in our Nursery, come visit one today! 

 

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