MAGNOLIA (Magnolia grandiflora )

Evergreen: Yes, No
Size: Small, Medium, Large
Bloom Period: Spring, Summer
Bloom Color: Pink, Purple, White
Exposure: Sun
Category: Trees

Landscape Uses:
Plant as a specimen planting, border or a screen. Please use the descriptions below for the correct tree for your landscape design.

Plant Description:

Magnolias most often are large, slow growing evergreen trees but there are several dwarf and desiduous varieties.  The flowers are normally white and cup shaped with several petals.  Often the flowers are very fragrant.  The leaves of magnolias are a large oval shape and green.  Several varieties have leaves that display a rust color pubescent underside.  These trees have a pyramidal growth habit.

Magnolia grandiflora also known as Southern Magnolia is a large evergreen tree with a pyramidal growth habit.  The typical mature size in North Texas is forty feet tall and twenty feet wide, but with the optimal growing requirements this tree can get much larger.  The large glossy green leaves have a pubescent underside that is a rust color.  Large white flowers bloom during the summer and are very fragrant.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ produces large creamy white flowers during the late spring.  The flowers are very fragrant.  This evergreen tree reaches a mature size of forty feet tall and twenty feet wide.  This tree has dark green leaves with a velvety brown underside.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Claudia Wannamaker’ is an evergreen tree with a pyramidal growth habit. Large, white, cup-shaped flowers bloom during the summer and are very fragrant.  This tree will reach a mature height of forty feet tall.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Coco’ is a heavy bloomer.  The light yellow flowers are very fragrant and bloom in early spring.  This variety has a dense pyramidal growth habit reaching twenty feet tall.  The foliage consists of large dark green leathery leaves.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’ is a large evergreen tree that blooms during the early summer. The large flowers are white with a slight fragrance.  This tree will reach a mature size of fifty feet tall and thirty feet wide.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Glen St. Mary’ has very fragrant white flowers that bloom in late spring.  This tree grows twenty-five feet tall and only twelve feet wide.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Green Giant’ has dark green leaves.  This evergreen tree reaches a mature size of sixty feet tall and half as wide.  The fragrant white flowers bloom during the summer.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ is a smaller variety that grows twenty feet tall and up to fifteen feet wide.  The dark green leaves have a rust color underside, and the white flowers bloom during the summer.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘MGTIG’ isalso known as Green Back.  This tree features dark green leaves with a light green underside.  The flowers are very fragrant and bloom during the summer.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Miss Chole’ has very fragrant white summer blooming flowers.  This evergreen tree reaches a mature size of fifty feet tall and twenty-five feet wide.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Monila’ or Majestic Beauty grows forty feet tall and twenty feet wide.  The leaves are dark green and leathery. 

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Southern Charm’ has very fragrant white flowers that bloom during the summer.  This evergreen variety grows twenty feet tall and ten feet wide.  The thick leaves are dark green with a brown underside.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘TMGH’ is also known as Alta Magnolia.  This evergreen tree grows forty feet tall and half as wide.  The white flowers are very fragrant and bloom throughout the summer.

Magnolia stellata is a deciduous variety that grows twenty feet tall and fifteen feet wide.  White flowers bloom in early spring and are very fragrant.  The leaves are thinner and a lighter green than the evergreen varieties.

Magnolia x ‘Ann’ displays reddish-purple flowers before the foliage emerges in the spring.  This tree grows twelve feet tall and wide.

Magnolia x soulangiana also known as Saucer Magnolia grows twenty five feet tall and wide.  This deciduous variety has pink flowers in early spring.


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