Growing Zones: 7-9 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 40-80 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 30-40 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Magnolia grandiflora
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The Magnolia Tree for the North and the South
Why Southern Magnolia Trees?
Despite its name, the Southern Magnolia isn’t just a southern tree…in fact, it can thrive up north. And it’s versatile – it’s considered an ornamental tree for its iconic blooms and a privacy tree for its large stature and evergreen leaves.
But no matter how you use it, you can count on the Southern Magnolia to last. From its thick, deep green leaves that shine year-round to its steady, strong growth, the Southern Magnolia will thrive for generations, especially since it’s native to the United States. It provides an impressive amount of rich color when many other trees go dormant, offering a sweet place of refuge for birds, squirrels, and rabbits. In fact, it produces cones and small red seeds throughout winter.
And don’t forget its iconic creamy-white flowers. Adorning the tree for months, from May to as late as early fall, the Southern Magnolia’s huge, distinctive blooms are sprawling, revealing a bright white center and a sweet, unforgettable fragrance.
Even better is the fact that all of this beauty is effortless because the Southern Magnolia is cold hardy down to 10 degrees, drought tolerant, thrives in most soil types, and withstands some flooding, making it ideal for the most problematic areas.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Southern Magnolias sold at your local garden center or nursery often have weaker root systems, smaller blooms, and fewer branches.
But when you order your Southern Magnolia from Fast Growing Trees, you get a healthier root system and fuller branching, ready to bloom soon after it arrives at your door.
We’ve planted, grown and shipped your Southern Magnolia with meticulous care, at your convenience. Now, you reap the rewards of this iconic bloomer for years to come, all hassle-free.
If you’re looking for a big, beautiful tree that arrives healthy, ready to thrive, look no further than the Southern Magnolia Tree. Experience the iconic Southern Magnolia for yourself today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Great! Easy to order, product shipped quickly and arrived in perfect condition. Overall great experience.
They came healthy and looking great. Can’t be more pleased.
So far so good! Our tree arrived in good time and in good shape.
This was packaged very well. I quickly planted it on March 24th. This 2-3 foot purchase has doubled in size in 6 months? I planted it in a large area and it looked so sad at first, being so small, but wow now!! I am thinking I have planted this in the best possible location for it to be thriving so well. I can't wait to see what it does by this time next year. Hoping to buy another one (it must be the Bracken's Brown Beauty). Can they all grow like this?!
Received well packaged, trees are growing well
After about a month of growing, the southern magnolias are doing well with taking the new soil. I mixed in compost and put a one inch layer of mulch around the base of each tree, and put chicken wire around them so animals can't dig it up. The trees will grow into a year round privacy barrier to block out annoying neighbors.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a full sun location (6 to 8 hours of sun per day) away from cement sidewalks or driveways. The Southern Magnolia adapts to a variety of soil types but does prefer well-drained areas.
Dig your hole slightly larger than the root system of the plant, 2 to 3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball. Position the tree in the ground and hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the hole, tamping down as you go to prevent air pockets. Finally, water to settle the soil and apply mulch to conserve moisture.
2. Watering: Water your Southern Magnolia frequently, about once or twice weekly, in the first year of growth. After that, rainfall should be enough for the tree, and you should only have to water during extended periods of drought.
3. Fertilizing: You can feed your tree with a controlled-release fertilizer formula if new growth is noticeably slow. Fertilize in the early spring and follow the application instructions.4. Pruning: Prune your magnolia at the first sign of any dead leaves, branches or flowers in late winter, right before spring. When pruning, remove the branch down to its base. Prune the lower branches as necessary as the tree grows.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|