Magnolia grandiflora 1
Magnolia grandiflora 1

Magnolia grandiflora
(Southern Magnolia)
USDA Zone: 7 - 10A
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Origin: Southeastern USA
Type: Evergreen Tree

Typical Height: 60’-80’
(18.0 – 24.0mts)
Typical Spread: 30’-50’
(9.0 – 15.0mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green & Brown
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Spring
Flower Feature: Showy; Fragrant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Family: Magnoliaceae
Propagation: Seeds, Grafting, Air layers
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Coarse
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
15G (5’-6’OA / 3.5' SPR / 1.5" C)
25G (6’-7’OA / 4' SPR / 2" C)
30G (7’-8’OA / 4.5' SPR / 2.5" C)
45G (8’-9’OA / 5' SPR / 3" C)
65G (9’-10’OA / 5.5' SPR / 3.5" C)
100G (10’-12’OA/7' SPR/4.5" C)
200G (12’-14’OA/9' SPR/5.5" C)
FG (12'-22' OA)
(3.6 – 6.7 mts)

Typical planting distance:
30’ - 40’O.C.
(9.0 – 12.0mts)

Common Uses: Flowering tree, buffer strips around parking lots, median strip plantings in the highway, screen, shade tree, specimen, residential street tree
Category: Flowering Tree

Notes:  It has been selected as the state tree of Mississippi.

+ In this Photo:
Magnolia grandiflora
(Southern Magnolia)
16' OA Height
3' CT, 13' Canopy
7" DBH

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
January 2015
Orlando
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners,
landscapers and homeowners.

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/maggraa.pdf

http://mobile.floridata.com/Plants/Magnoliaceae/Magnolia%20grandiflora/66

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2451/