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Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- 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.

Coarse 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- 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.

Tree Gator

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

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Botanical Name:

Magnolia grandiflora

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The Magnolia Tree for North and South

Not Just a Southern Tree
The name Southern Magnolia may mislead you to think it only grows in the south.  Not true at all!  It can thrive in northern states - as far as Maine. It is a large evergreen that grows up to 80 feet tall and 40 feet wide. If you're looking to fill a space in your landscape economically, this tree is ideal, as it's size eliminates the need to buy multiple trees. Considered as both an ornamental and a flowering tree, the Southern Magnolia is also regarded as an unconventional privacy tree because of its large stature.  Our customers have said they love to watch it mature over the years.  Plan on it being around for generations.

Year-Round Foliage
There is a lot to love about fall and winter, but most people will agree that bare trees are not the most desirable traits of the colder months. This tree presents year-round foliage that is quite unique.  Its shiny, dark green leaves are thick and 5-8 inches long. The colossal tree provides an impressive amount of rich color when many other trees go dormant.  It's also a sweet place of refuge for birds, squirrels, and rabbits. In fact, it produces cones and small red seeds that furry creatures will nibble on throughout winter.  

Big, Beautiful White Flowers
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 permeates through the air, across landscapes, and through open windows. The delightful scent is unforgettable, and what many people consider a part of their childhood. Once you experience the joys of the strong, yet sweet Southern Magnolia, you'll want one to be a part of your landscape forever.

The white flowers against the dark green foliage is a stunning site.  Florists adore them, as they're as beautiful as they are convenient to include in flower arrangements and bridal bouquets.  

Easy to Grow
The Southern Magnolia is moderately drought tolerant and will grow in most types of soil. It will even withstand some flooding. Doing best in direct sunlight, it will be okay in partial sun (at least 4 hours a day.)  Northern states should plant in areas where it's protected from strong winds.

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If you want a big, beautiful tree that is easy to grow and maintain, then the Southern Magnolia Tree is a great choice.  Place your order today and we'll ship it out the next business day.


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Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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A beauty
Beautiful! Nicely packaged. Ended up having to put a fence around it because we had wild animals try to dig it up. But she is standing strong.
November 14, 2018
1 month ago
Looking great!
We received this tree in great condition. Well packaged and healthy. We've had it planted for about a month now and it is doing great. Excited to watch it grow!
October 22, 2018
2 months ago
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Still needing/wanting a Magnolia tree!
I don't know if I'd recommend it or not ..... It was destroyed on day 2 of receiving it. I had it secured, and it Still got destroyed. :(. I was VERY UPSET!!
August 6, 2018
5 months ago
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Excellent packing and shipping!
This beautiful little tree was well packed and arrived in excellent condition. It bloomed within two weeks of arrival. I couldn’t be more pleased about what had seemed risky. No problems.
Love my new Magnolia Grandiflora!
Love my new Magnolia Grandiflora!
June 30, 2018
7 months ago
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Arrived strong and in great shape. Been in the ground about 1 month and already has 2 beautiful blooms.
June 7, 2018
7 months ago
My magnolia is doing very. It has only been in the ground a month and already has sprouts. I have new leaves coming out. I like the way the plants were packed. I will order again.
May 13, 2018
8 months 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 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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 3 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 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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 3 years ago

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
my husband wants them
Jackie G on Oct 15, 2018
My wife wanted one and they grow well in So. Texas
Frank F on Sep 15, 2018
my husband wants them
Jackie G on Oct 15, 2018
Evergreen, gets big, love the blossoms
Cynthia N on Oct 11, 2018
My wife wanted one and they grow well in So. Texas
Frank F on Sep 15, 2018
I love the smell and look of magnolia trees. I lived in the deep south for years and want a magnolia tree on my property in east Texas.
Tara D on Aug 26, 2018
We love magnolia and want to plant in front yard
Kaushikkumar P on Jul 4, 2018
my wife
Don F on Jun 30, 2018
We live in a beautiful oak community. surrounded by all kinds and sizes of oaks. I bought it for a little something different that brings a sweet smelling flower and plenty of shade
Carmen L I on Jun 3, 2018
I am from the South and wanted to bring a piece of it to Central Washington
Lee A on May 9, 2018
I've lived in five states, and in each house I've planted a grandiflora magnolia. I feel now is the time to plant one here at my Texas house. I have loved the beauty and fragrance of these trees ever since the one my mother planted in the yard of the house I grew up in. So this one will continue the tradition..
John B on May 6, 2018
Needed a good strong ever green to go under the power lines and hide the view of the road. I needed something to grow really tall as this spot under the lines is really low. I also love summer time bloomers and this tree smells amazing. its a win all the way around. huge summer flowers, smells great, ever green, grows tall, hides road. perfect !
James K on May 5, 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
Evergreen, gets big, love the blossoms
Cynthia N on Oct 11, 2018
I love the smell and look of magnolia trees. I lived in the deep south for years and want a magnolia tree on my property in east Texas.
Tara D on Aug 26, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How much does it grow in a year?
Deborah H on Jun 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They can grow up to 3ft per year once established.
Approximately how fast does this tree grow?
Jaclyn I on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They can grow up to 3ft per year.
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.
Can this be planted in a container?
Kirstie B on Nov 19, 2018

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