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Magnolia grandiflora


Order: Magnoliales
   Family: Magnoliaceae
            Genus: Magnolia
                        Specie: Magnolia grandiflora

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained, humus-rich, acidic soil

Features: Leathery deep green leaves, rusty beneath; large, fragrant, creamy white flowers in summer

Uses: Woodland tree Tree for large landscapes Parks Shade tree Foliage tree

Zones: 6?9

Description: From central Florida to North Carolina and west to Texas in southeast USA, on riverbanks and moist coastal soils, this is a evergreen broadly conical tree to 80 ft (25 m) or more. Leaves are stiff, leathery and deep glossy green, often with rusty-furry un

Growth Habit: Broad conical habit

Comments: Many cultivars available

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