Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is a magnificent tree cultivated for its glossy, green leaves and lovely, white blossoms. Remarkably flexible for an outstanding ornamental, southern magnolia thrives not only in the South but also in the Pacific Northwest. If you are thinking of planting a southern magnolia tree, you’ll want to read up on the trees and their cultural requirements.
- Partial Shade to Full sun
- Mature Height : 60 to 80 Feet
- Mature Spread : Up to 40 Feet
- Zone : 6 - 10
Plant Care Instructions and Attributes
- Produces creamy white flowers, sometimes up to 12" in diameter, with a rich fragrance. Blooms May through June, with some blossoms throughout the summer months.
- Is an evergreen, keeping most (but not all) of its leaves year-round. Yields fruit that is 3–8" long, attracting birds.
- The root system of the southern magnolia is shallow and wide-spreading. Provide adequate irrigation without leaving the soil wet.
- If you want a healthy tree with the maximum number of spring flowers, plant your magnolia in full sun. It will also grow in partial shade as long as it gets at least four hours a day of direct, unfiltered sunlight. If you live in the north, provide the tree protection from winter sun.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.