Southern Magnolia Tree

Magnolia Tree - Sweet Bay Ships in size 1-3 Feet in Height

 

Magnolias are the common name of a plant genus that consists of over 200 different species of trees and shrubs, only a few of which are commonly cultivated. Some of the most popular varieties are the Southern Magnolia, the Saucer Magnolia, and the Sweetbay Magnolia. The mature height of these trees can be between 20 and 80 feet, depending on the exact type that's been planted. Southern Magnolias will grow to be taller, at a rate of 1-2 feet per year, while the Saucer Magnolia is a smaller tree that grows to around 25 feet in height.

Magnolia flowers vary between being pure white to being pink in color. Some varieties have blossoms that appear similar to roses while others have elongated petals that somewhat resemble daisies. During spring, magnolias can be so covered in blooms that they appear to be the color of their flowers instead of the green of their leaves.

In general, most magnolias will do well in zones 7-10, though there are a few varieties that can handle down to zone 3. In warmer zones, magnolias will usually be evergreen, but they'll typically shed their leaves in cooler climates. While magnolias prefer moist soil, they don't like water to pool around their roots. The best soil is one that drains well and is slightly acidic. For best results, you should avoid fertilizing for one or two years after planting to allow the root system to establish itself.

A magnolia's thick and low-growing branches make this an ideal tree to fill out an empty spot in the yard. Various species of songbirds will take refuge in the branches and also eat the magnolia's seeds. Other types of wildlife will also eat or take shelter in the various parts of a magnolia tree, so you should provide some protection to a tree for the first couple years after planting to allow it to be as healthy as possible. Due to the vigorous growth of most magnolia species, an established magnolia tree usually has little to fear from the occasional nibblings of deer and other wildlife.

 
 
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Magnolia Tree - Sweet Bay Ships in size 1-3 Feet in Height

 

Magnolias are the common name of a plant genus that consists of over 200 different species of trees and shrubs, only a few of which are commonly cultivated. Some of the most popular varieties are the Southern Magnolia, the Saucer Magnolia, and the Sweetbay Magnolia. The mature height of these trees can be between 20 and 80 feet, depending on the exact type that's been planted. Southern Magnolias will grow to be taller, at a rate of 1-2 feet per year, while the Saucer Magnolia is a smaller tree that grows to around 25 feet in height.

Magnolia flowers vary between being pure white to being pink in color. Some varieties have blossoms that appear similar to roses while others have elongated petals that somewhat resemble daisies. During spring, magnolias can be so covered in blooms that they appear to be the color of their flowers instead of the green of their leaves.

In general, most magnolias will do well in zones 7-10, though there are a few varieties that can handle down to zone 3. In warmer zones, magnolias will usually be evergreen, but they'll typically shed their leaves in cooler climates. While magnolias prefer moist soil, they don't like water to pool around their roots. The best soil is one that drains well and is slightly acidic. For best results, you should avoid fertilizing for one or two years after planting to allow the root system to establish itself.

A magnolia's thick and low-growing branches make this an ideal tree to fill out an empty spot in the yard. Various species of songbirds will take refuge in the branches and also eat the magnolia's seeds. Other types of wildlife will also eat or take shelter in the various parts of a magnolia tree, so you should provide some protection to a tree for the first couple years after planting to allow it to be as healthy as possible. Due to the vigorous growth of most magnolia species, an established magnolia tree usually has little to fear from the occasional nibblings of deer and other wildlife.

 
 

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Description: Sweet Bay Magnolia / Magnolia virginiana Hardy Planting Zones - 5-9 Mature Height - 10-35 ft Mature Width - 10 to 35 ft Sun or Shade - Full sun