Southern Magnolia Leaf
The leaves of the southern magnolia are stiff, shiny and dark green on top.
Southern Magnolia Fruit
The southern magnolia produces cones with red berries.
The creamy white flower of the southern magnolia blooms in spring and summer.
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Southern Magnolia Facts
- Scientific name: Magnolia grandiflora
- Range: south from North Carolina to Florida and west to Texas
- Height: up to 80 feet
- Fruit: conelike and brown, covered in reddish hairs
- Flowers: large, white, fragrant blooms
- Distinguishing feature: broad, shiny green leaves
You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Southern Magnolia
- Plant in late fall or winter when the tree is dormant, unless the ground is frozen. Here are tree planting instructions.
- Allow plenty of room for the tree to mature and grow.
- Water it regularly in its first three years.
- Spread mulch around the base of the tree. Here are tree care instructions.
Mighty Cool Tree Fact
Did you know... if every American family planted just one tree, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would be reduced by a billion pounds a year?