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This is the quintessential tree one pictures when thinking of southern grace and elegance. It's a hardy, fast growing evergreen that yields tons of fragrant white blooms that are pure Americana. Southern Magnolia is not a fussy tree and doesn't require any assistance from you to keep it looking stunning.

Southern Magnolia

A True Southern Gem

Size: 5-6 ft.

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List: $199.90
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Size: 4-5 ft.

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List: $179.90
Sale: $89.95
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Size: 3-4 ft.

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List: $159.90
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Size: 2-3 ft.

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Size: 3 Gallon

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Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
Sale: $9.95
Planting Mix
Southern Magnolia Planting Mix

Helps your Southern Magnolia get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
Sale: $4.95
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.95
TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $19.95

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.

Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 40-80 ft.
Mature Width: 30-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Magnolia grandiflora
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
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It's Easy to Plant 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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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
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December 31, 2012
over 3 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
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December 31, 2012
over 3 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
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December 31, 2012
very nice tree.
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December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
Growth Rate
Looks good but wanted an older tree because these are slow growing. Nonetheless got a good tree at a fair price
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July 30, 2015
2 months ago
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.
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August 16, 2015
Ivins, UT, US
1 month ago
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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.
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August 5, 2015
2 months ago
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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
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.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
Does anyone have a picture of what the purchased tree looks like upon arrival?
Melissa R on Mar 2, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
why hasn't my southern magnolia bloomed? I started the 30 ft tree from seed {from a blooming tree that had bloomed for years}. I have started 10 healthy magnolia trees from seed and none have ever bloomed. Please help Ruth
Ruth H on May 30, 2015
How much does a magnolia grandiflora with a 4 inch trunk cost?
hamid n on Apr 24, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Wilton H on Jun 26, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Wilton H on Jun 26, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Holly M on Jun 19, 2015
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Can you ship it before Christmas?
Grace M on Dec 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · JackieStaff on Aug 28, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Aug 20, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Aug 3, 2015
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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.
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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