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Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora

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Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-80 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.


Full Sun


30-40 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Magnolia grandiflora

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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.

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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
January 1, 2013
over 6 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
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
Looks good but wanted an older tree because these are slow growing. Nonetheless got a good tree at a fair price
July 30, 2015
over 2 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
January 1, 2013
very nice tree.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
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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 4, 2016
Johnson City, TN
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Southern Magnolia Planting Diretions

The Southern Magnolia tree (Magnolia grandiflora) is a decorative, flowering evergreen that is popularly grown in the more southern regions of the United States. The magnolia makes an outstanding shade tree as well, maturing to large heights of anywhere between 40-80 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide. The dark green, glossy leaves are great contrast against the large, linen white flowers that bring forth a lovely fragrance as they emerge. Magnolias have commonly been used for many years for things such as furniture, crates and cabinets. The southern magnolia is a full sun loving tree best suited for USDA growing zones 7-9 and once established, becomes more drought tolerant and withstand temperature drops as low as 10 degrees.

Location: Choose a location away from cement sidewalks or driveways so that they are not disturbed by the rapid root growth of the magnolia. If possible, pick a spot on the north side of the yard with a safe distance from the house. This will enable the maximum exposure to the sun resulting in more blossoms. Be sure to take into account the trees mature height and width when scouting your planting site.

Planting Instructions:
1) Choose a site that is rich in organic matter and drains well. If desired, you can add compost into the planting hole and mix with soil. A slightly acidic soil is best.
2) Carefully examine the root system, cutting off any roots that are growing in a circular pattern before planting.
3) The hole should be dug slightly larger than the root system of the plant, 2-3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball.
4) Position the tree in the ground and mix the soil with the compost.
5) Hold the tree straight as you begin to back fill the hole, tamping down as you go to prevent air pockets from forming and then water to settle the soil.
6) Apply some mulch after planting to moderate soil temperatures and moisture conditions. This will also assist with keeping competing growth at bay.

Watering: Water the magnolia frequently during the root systems early development, then periodically as necessary. Water just beyond the branch line, to reach the full extent of the roots.

Fertilization: Magnolias are susceptible to salt damage from over fertilizing, limit fertilizer application to iron chelates only as a treatment for “chlorosis.” You can feed your tree with a controlled-release fertilizer formula if new growth is noticeably slow. Just be sure to follow the application instructions on the bottle for optimum effectiveness.

Pruning: Prune your magnolia at the first sign of any dead leaves, branches or flowers. Deciduous magnolia trees should be pruned right after bloom. Prune evergreen magnolias, right before spring. When pruning, remove the branch down to its base. Prune your tree to maintain the required shape as well as to keep the rapid growth of branches under control. Prune the lower branches as necessary as the tree grows.

Pests: The most common problem for magnolias is Chlorosis. Inspect the magnolia and be watchful for yellow leaves with green veins. Treat the condition by adding iron to the soil.

*Don’t crowd out your magnolia. They tend to look their best when they stand alone.
*Avoid digging around the roots of the magnolia which can damage your tree.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
The Southern Magnolia is my wife's favorite tree flower.
Gerald N on Apr 6, 2018
One of my favorite
sara d on Mar 20, 2018
The Southern Magnolia is my wife's favorite tree flower.
Gerald N on Apr 6, 2018
It's the state tree of Mississippi
John K on Apr 6, 2018
One of my favorite
sara d on Mar 20, 2018
My grandmother always had magnolia trees in her yard in Houston. I wanted to continue her tradition.
Brenda S on Feb 3, 2018
The magnolia is my favorite tree...nothing speaks "southern" as the magnolia tree!
Mr. and Mrs. Andy S on Jan 18, 2018
statuesque beauty
donna l on Jan 8, 2018
This was chosen for a Christmas gift.
Jay and Jo-Ann R on Dec 11, 2017
I chose the Southern Magnolia for my mom for Christmas. She just purchased her new home this year and loves magnolia trees. I hope this makes her house feel like home.
Kelly H on Dec 8, 2017
I love the flower.
MARIA C on Nov 28, 2017
I chose the Southern Magnolia as part of a birthday gift for my husband. He has planted it in the front yard along with his gardenias and winter berries.
Stacey J on Apr 22, 2017
I am planting this tree in honor of my mother for Mother's Day. My mother loved magnolia blooms.
Jack B on Apr 18, 2017
Best deal, best price, excellent products
Linda C on Apr 17, 2017
I'm a southerner, we live magnolia.
James B on Apr 15, 2017
I've always wanted a magnolia Went to buy one today check three different places There were none to find Decided to order. Thank you
Kay h on Apr 14, 2017
my mother always had a magnolia tree, reminded me of her
N Jayne N on Mar 25, 2017
Privacy tree to block view. Also my grandmother has them so I wanted them too. Beautiful trees!
Natasha W on Mar 19, 2017
Beautiful and Need Privacy
Erin M on Mar 19, 2017
Smell and beauty
David C on Mar 17, 2017
I just love the look of the leaves as well as the flowers on a southern magnolia tree. Will make a great addition to my front yard!
Jimmy J on Mar 6, 2017
beautiful tree
Gary E A on Mar 5, 2017
large flowers all summer
roy c on Feb 4, 2017
We chose this plant as it grown well in the south and is beautiful
James M on Dec 28, 2016
A replacement for one that perished and in memory of my Mother.
Ginny T on Oct 19, 2016
My favorite
John A on Oct 10, 2016
Because of the beauty of the thick and waxy leaves and the parfume I'd the flowers
Maria de la Luz G on Oct 6, 2016
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
It's the state tree of Mississippi
John K on Apr 6, 2018
My grandmother always had magnolia trees in her yard in Houston. I wanted to continue her tradition.
Brenda S on Feb 3, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can a magnolia tree grow in MN???
June L on Feb 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: im not sure-- i planted one 5 years ago- grew and bloomed the first year-- fast growing trees stock is first rate nursery plants!-- deers killed it over the winter by rubbing their antlers on it and stripping the bark-- got another one again it grew and bloomed the first year-- i surrounded it with fencing to protect it from the deers-- it died to the ground from the cold over the winter, although my neighbors have them and there are some around town and they made it through the winter fine-- i got another one and planted it in a big pot - put it in the garage over the winter- maybe it needs to develop a strong root system before it can survive-- also when i plant it out i will put it in a place where it is shielded from the strong winter winds-- doing fine in the garage with the camellias i purchased from fast growing trees (also deer victims)-- - so with those caveats id say its a challenge -- everything else I've purchased from fast growing trees (cherry,magnolias, lilacs and a persimmon) are growing fine -- and are getting ready to bloom again- good luck
I live in Northeast KY Zone 6. I know this tree is not rated for this area but there are several places around here that have large southern magnolia trees. We don't often have sub-zero temps but we do occasionally. Do you think one will survive our winter's?
Allison J on Jan 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Southern Magnolia is safe to grow in Zones 7 to 9 and it is cold hardy to 10 degrees F.
Can you prune the southern magnolia in growing zone 8 to keep it from getting so large?
Amanda on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can keep them pruned.
Do u ship to singapore? How much would shipping cost?
Agnes on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we only ship inside the United States.
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.

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