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Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora
Southern Magnolia; Bull Bay
40

80 feet
20

40 feet
Southeastern U.S.
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Medium
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun. Magnolia’s white, fragrant flowers and perfect upright posture earn it an outsize role in Southern horticulture. Even the leaves are smooth and glossy, with velvety red texture underneath. Magnolia is fast-growing and makes a nice shade tree in the right setting.

On their own, magnolias attain a pyramidal shape and a fairly large size; big specimens can be seen along the Riverwalk and in deep soils around the Olmos Basin. However, the enormous, shallow root system requires deep, moist alluvial soils — magnolia can’t thrive as easily in dry, rocky sites like northern Bexar County.

Maintenance

The shade of a magnolia is so dense that it’s difficult to grow anything underneath; take this as an opportunity to mulch deeply around it. Fallen leaves are slow to decompose.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Tree
Size:
40-80' H, 20-40' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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