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Growing Zones: 7-9


Growing Zones 7-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-80 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Great

Botanical Name:

Magnolia grandiflora

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

A TRUE SOUTHERN GEM

An ornamental symbol of the American South, the Southern Magnolia is a large evergreen that can grow to 80 feet in height. Its incredible, linen-white flowers adorn the tree from late spring through the summer months. The flowing petals sprawl out, revealing a bright white center. A sweet, distinctive fragrance emanates from the flowers, permeating the lush landscapes and stately plantations throughout the south. So pretty are the Southern Magnolia's flowers, they are the most commonly used flowers for bridal bouquets. Brick-red fruits and kidney-shaped seeds attract a variety of birds and small animals including squirrels and wild turkeys. The broad leaves are thick, long (5-8 inches) and shiney, with a dark green color so rich that florists use them in arrangements. The leave's underside is a rust colored, velvet-like bottom that complements the green surface. A wide trunk (2-3 feet in diameter) with creamy brown bark, consists of hard and heavy wood commonly used to make furniture, pallets, crates and cabinets. The Southern Magnolia is extremely drought tolerant. It can thrive in full sun or partial shade and likes well-drained soil. The sights and smells of this classic southern beauty make it a good candidate for a street tree, a framing tree or a shade tree, as long as it has ample room to accommodate its massive size.






Customer Reviews

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The magnolia arrived on time and in very good condition. It is growing into a nice tree. I recommend FGT to all my friends
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
This tree has done great, it has been in the ground 6 months and is growing very well. Arrived healthy and packed well
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
our tree drops 6''+ long pine cones all year long & in fall some birds like to eat the red cone berries & the cones compost quickly you can burn them but the leaves are waxy & don't burn well & so far not many have dropped & it's a great shade tree
December 31, 2012
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Love the Southern Magnolia
I live in Eastern Washington (not green -- desert territory and farms), I love the Southern Magnolias I saw in Washington DC. I ordered it, even though we don't truly have the best climate for it. It showed up at 5' tall, with a stick/stand wrapped to the tree, it was in excellent condition.
I water it well, it has grown a few inches in a month. I love it. It hasn't blossomed (too young), but I look forward to years of enjoyment, and am ordering a few more to plant.
August 5, 2015
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10 months ago
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Waiting
Looks good but wanted an older tree because these are slow growing. Nonetheless got a good tree at a fair price
July 30, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago
very nice tree.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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Southern Magnolia
Exceptional service, tree looks great also. We planted it about two weeks ago in a sunny spot, looks like it grew already.
September 21, 2015
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
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Tender
 
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beautiful little tree
I recently purchased this beautiful tree. It arrived looking very healthy with many leaves. I live in S Utah and it is very hot in August. I was worried that it wouldn't survive but it is doing so good. I don't know about the growth rate yet. Very pleased that I bought it.
August 16, 2015
Ivins, UT, US
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
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Tender
 
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Labrador Retriever'mom
Beautiful Tree, Doing Well, I like it being an evergreen tree, can't wait till this tree grows larger.
May 3, 2016
Johnson City, TN, US
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Southern Magnolia



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Southern Magnolia.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Southern Magnolia gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Southern Magnolia again after the transplant is complete.


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This majestic evergreen adds beauty to the landscape year round. Best of all, the rich green leaves are stunning in holiday arrangements.
Robin A on Mar 31, 2016
I love magnolia trees
Lisa O on Sep 26, 2015
This majestic evergreen adds beauty to the landscape year round. Best of all, the rich green leaves are stunning in holiday arrangements.
Robin A on Mar 31, 2016
Looking for something that provides good shade and will tolerate the SoCal heat and drought. Our neighbors have one and it seems to be doing really well, so I'm getting one for the front yard and one for the back!
Owen W on Sep 28, 2015
I love magnolia trees
Lisa O on Sep 26, 2015
I have a little gem & have always been jealous of my parents southern
Kimberly P on Sep 24, 2015
a gift for our groom to be, he wanted a tree,so we are giving him one. the wedding is in November.
HENRY M on Sep 11, 2015
This is a tree that we have wanted for years. We think it will be beautiful and provide privacy between us and a neighbor.
Terry V on Sep 7, 2015
Absolutely love the smell every spring! And it is an evergreen! Hate 'naked' (:) trees in the winter.
Twila O on Sep 1, 2015
My father loved them
robin p on Aug 20, 2015
Looking for something that provides good shade and will tolerate the SoCal heat and drought. Our neighbors have one and it seems to be doing really well, so I'm getting one for the front yard and one for the back!
Owen W on Sep 28, 2015
I have a little gem & have always been jealous of my parents southern
Kimberly P on Sep 24, 2015
I received a 5 ft Southern Magnolia for a Christmas gift and want to place it in my Houston yard near the street. How far should it be placed from the driveway and cement road, and must I wait until after Valentines Day to plant?
Mary N on Jan 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Southern Magnolias get large, and so do their roots, which will grow beyond the canopy of the tree. You should plant your tree 25-35 feet from any pavement. It can be planted year round, though it will need a bit extra water if planted in the summer.
When is the best time to plant them and how far apart if you are planting around 6 of the?
Kay W on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Magnolias can be planted anytime of the year, though they will require more water if planted in summer, and I would avoid planting when the temperature is over 90 degrees. They need plenty of space; you should allow at least 15 to 20 feet between the trees, depending on how far up you want them to grow together.
Do Magnolia trees grow from seeds or cuttings??
BARBARA W on Mar 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would get a sapling to make sure. They grow from seeds. "National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees." The bright red seeds occur on long follicles up to 8 inches in length, splitting open in the fall. The bark is dark gray and smooth on young trees, developing furrows as the magnolia gets old.
We just bought a home in SC, but still live in NY until we can move in Jan 2016. My question is, if I plant a southern Magnolia now, and go back to NY for a few weeks, will it be ok if I am not here to water it daily? I would love to plant some and get them established, but I am afraid to plant before we are here every day. Can you please tell me if I should wait until next spring to be on the safe side?
Charlotte B on Mar 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Wait until next Spring, needs watering the first year or two. Every week for its first two growing seasons, a magnolia needs 5 to 8 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter. Welcome to the South and our sister state. I'm in NC.
how long does it take for this 4-5 ft. Magnolia to bloom?
Magnolia on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I ordered 2 last fall and got them in the ground as soon as I received them. They are now in full bloom. Even one that had it's top ripped off in a major storm.
I live in coastal southern california, technically zone 10. I like the features of this tree, but have seen you rate it only to zone 9. Will it work here? Also, how invasive are the roots? I plan to plant it near a sidewalk and worry about lifting concrete.
TTONE on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Zone 10 heat is just a little to warm for these beautiful trees.
my husband planted tree very close to the house. can magnolia tree roots grow into foundation?
mary ann b on Aug 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant the Southern Magnolia at least 30ft from the house.
Does the Southern Magnolia grow and/or do well in Boynton Beach Fl?
Mike T on Aug 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The temperatures there are a little too hot for what is recommended for this tree.
will it 's survived in pennsylvania , zone6 ?
phuong h. h on Jun 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is hardy only to zone 7, so won't survive your Pennsylvania winters. However, the Little Gem Magnolia, which is a miniature Southern Magnolia, is hardy to zone 5, and should grow in your area.
Do u ship to singapore? How much would shipping cost?
Agnes on Mar 26, 2016

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