Magnolia grandiflora


Common Name: southern magnolia
Plant Type:Tree
Light (original): sun to light shade
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:25 to 50 feet
Width:20 to 60 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland
Soil Type:moderately wet to moderately dry
Soil Moisture:Mesic
USDA Zones:7 to 9
Flower Colour:ivory fragrant
Bloom Time:late spring
Comments:Low growing branches make it difficult to grow anything underneath.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
Seed is hydrophyllic, intolerant of dry storage.
Picture Copyright: Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database