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Magnolia Trees


Jane Magnolia

Jane Magnolia

Growing Zone: 4-8




Little Gem Magnolia

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Little Gem Magnolia

Growing Zone: 7-9




Sweetbay Magnolia

Sweetbay Magnolia

Growing Zone: 5-10




Magnolia Trees

A true southern gem that everyone loves

The Grand Magnolia Tree is one out of two trees that symbolizes the South perfectly. With its large glossy foliage and sweet fragrant blooms, the magnolia tree will add a touch of elegance to any yard that it rests in. Commonly found in the south, the magnolia tree thrives in zones 7 through 9. However, there are a few magnolias that can thrive in Zone 4.

Where To Plant & Height

Some Magnolia trees require some space in order for it to flourish abundantly. For instance, the Sweetbay Magnolia tree will grow to a mature height of about 30 to 50 feet tall. We suggest that you plant this tree about 20-30 feet apart. On the other hand, the Jane Magnolia, one of the smaller magnolia trees, will grow to a mature height of about 10 to 15 feet tall. The suggested spacing for this tree would be 8 to 10 feet apart. If you’re not sure about how far apart you should plant your trees, check out the chart below!

 
Magnolia Type Growing Zone Mature Height Annual Growth Spacing Flowering Season Sun Requirement Characteristics
Little Gem 7-9 15-20ft Tall 1 to 2 ft per year 15-20ft 2 to 3 weeks of blooms. Blooms May through June late summer to early fall Prefers: 6 hours of Full afternoon sun. Can tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon Partial sun Large, cream to white flowers amazing fragrance / cold hardy
Sweetbay 4-8 30-50ft Tall 2 ft per year 15-20ft 1 to 2 weeks of blooms. Spring & Summer Prefers: 6 hours of Full afternoon sun. Can tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon Partial sun Sweet, lemony scent while the leaves and twigs have a spicy fragrance
Jane Magnolia 5-10 10-15ft Tall 2 ft per year 8-10ft 1 to 2 weeks of blooms. Spring & Summer Prefers: 6 hours of Full afternoon sun. Can tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon Partial sun Thick leaves & tulip like pink & white blooms with a light fragrance
Magnolia Butterfly 4-9 15-25ft Tall 2 ft per year 15-20ft 1 to 2 weeks of blooms. Spring & Summer Prefers: 6 hours of Full afternoon sun. Can tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon Partial sun Vibrant yellow fragrant blooms
Magnolia Type: Little Gem
Growing Zone 7-9
Mature Height 15-25ft Tall
Annual Growth 1 to 2 ft per year
Spacing 15-20ft
Flowering Season 2 to 3 weeks of blooms. Blooms May through June late summer to early fall
Sun Requirements Prefers: 6 hours of Full afternoon sun. Can tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon Partial sun
Characteristics Large, cream to white flowers amazing fragrance / cold hardy
Magnolia Type: Sweetbay
Growing Zone 4-8
Mature Height 30-50ft Tall
Annual Growth 2ft per year
Spacing 10-20
Flowering Season 1 to 2 weeks of blooms. Spring & Summer
Sun Requirements Prefers: 6 hours of Full afternoon sun. Can tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon Partial sun
Characteristics Sweet, lemony scent while the leaves and twigs have a spicy fragrance
Magnolia Type: Jane Magnolia
Growing Zone 5-10
Mature Height 10-15ft Tall
Annual Growth 2ft per year
Spacing 8-10
Flowering Season 1 to 2 weeks of blooms. Spring & Summer
Sun Requirements Prefers: 6 hours of Full afternoon sun. Can tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon Partial sun
Characteristics Thick leaves & tulip like pink & white blooms with a light fragrance
Magnolia Type: Magnolia Butterfly
Growing Zone 4-9
Mature Height 15-25ft Tall
Annual Growth 2ft per year
Spacing 15-20
Flowering Season 1 to 2 weeks of blooms. Spring & Summer
Sun Requirements Prefers: 6 hours of Full afternoon sun. Can tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon Partial sun
Characteristics Vibrant yellow fragrant blooms

Planting Your Magnolia Tree

When it comes to planting your Magnolia, there’s not much that you actually have to do, luckily. This tree is pretty low maintenance and is deer and pest resistant. This southern favorite can tolerate any kind of soil, but would prefer to be in rich acidic soil with a pH level of about 5.0 to 6.5. When picking a location to plant your tree, keep in mind that it prefers to be planted in an area that gets 6 hours of full afternoon sun per day. It can also tolerate 3 to 6 hours of early afternoon sun too, but you will see more results if planted in full sun. If you live in the south, then you should plant your tree in the fall, when it’s cool, to develop strong roots faster. If you live up north, then you should plant your tree in the spring when it’s not too cold, but not too hot, so that those roots can get strong quicker! Apply mulch around the surface of the tree to lock in any moisture that is applied.

Magnolia trees root system is 4x the size of the canopy. It’s rope like roots aren’t invasive, but they also aren’t confined either. Do not plant your Magnolia tree by concrete services or your home because it can cause damage. Space as suggested from chart above.

 

The Vibrant Colored Blooms & Their Flowering Season

Sweetbay Magnolia

Little Gem Magnolia

Jane Magnolia

Butterfly Magnolia

 

As you may know, all magnolia trees do not bloom at the same time. Some may bloom in early spring and some bloom in early summer. This also goes for their flowering season as well. A flowering season is how long a plant will keep their blooms. Depending on what kind of Magnolia tree you’re interested in, depends on the length of time you will have blooms. For instance, the Little Gem, also known as the Southern, Magnolia usually begins blooming in May or late June. Summer flowering magnolias usually bloom for two to threes while spring-flowering magnolias bloom for one to 2 weeks.

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Southern Magnolia

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Southern Magnolia

Growing Zone: 7-9




Magnolia 'Butterflies' Tree

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Magnolia 'Butterflies' Tree

Growing Zone: 4-9