SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA: Evergreen and Flowering!



If you have been looking for a specimen tree for a focal point in your garden or would love some privacy in the backyard and enjoy smelling fragrant flowers while spending time outside during the summer, then consider a Southern Magnolia. 
Its incredible, linen-white flowers fill the tree through the summer months. The flowing petals sprawl out, revealing a bright white center. A sweet, distinctive fragrance permeates through the air, across landscapes, and through open windows. ‎

Southern Magnolias are great to give privacy from a neighbor or from the Road. They are often used around pool areas because they are evergreen. No leaves are dropping in Fall. They are Beautiful in Winter, so beautiful we use the branches in our wreaths, garland, and floral arrangements.
The white flowers against the dark green foliage is a stunning site. 
The name Southern Magnolia may mislead you to think it only grows in the south.  Not true at all! It can thrive in northern states - as far as Maine. It is a large evergreen that grows up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide. If you're looking to fill a space in your landscape economically, this tree is ideal, as it's size eliminates the need to buy multiple trees. Considered as both an ornamental and a flowering tree, the Southern Magnolia is also regarded as an unconventional privacy tree because of its large stature.  
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The Southern Magnolia is very popular here at Bountiful Gardens.‎ They have glossy, leathery, evergreen, oval-shaped leaves that are 5-8" or more long and half as wide. The upper leaf surface is dark green and the lower surface is often covered by brown, dense, felt-like hairs. The fragrant white flowers are 8 inches in diameter, appear in late spring and intermittently throughout the summer. The flowers are followed by reddish, 3- to 5-inch long, oblong-shaped fruits displaying red seeds ripening in late fall.
There is a lot to love about fall and winter, but most people will agree that bare trees are not the most desirable traits of the colder months. This tree presentsyear-round foliage that is quite unique. The Southern Magnolia's shiny, dark green leaves are thick and impressive. This tree provides an impressive amount of rich color when many other trees go dormant. It's also a sweet place of refuge for birds, squirrels, and rabbits.

Easy to Grow!
The Southern Magnolia is moderately drought tolerant and will grow in most types of soil. It will even withstand some flooding. It does best planted in Full or partial Sun and should be planted in areas where it's protected from strong winds. What does that mean? Do not plant one in an open field where it will get whipped from all directions. The southern magnolia likes to be protected by buildings and other trees.

Plant it for added privacy
Use it in a formal design
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╩╗Edith Bogue╩╗
This dense evergreen has bold, glossy foliage and highly fragrant, creamy white flowers that grow to be up to 8 inches wide. Edith Blue is especially noted for its winter hardiness and attractive dark green foliage. They're exceptional front years trees for larger home sites dye to their year-round beauty and color. Plant at the edges of your home to ground them in a strong, green element. It also makes a fine background for spring blooming and fall colored deciduous trees!
'Little Gem'
This is a dwarf Southern Magnolia with smaller dark green foliage and a very compact narrow form. Although it's labeled sward, this very commonly will reach over 25 feet tall at maturity. Its large evergreen leaves have rusty-brown on the undersides with very large, white fragrant blooms that appear in the late spring. Because of its naturally smaller size, it's perfect for smaller gardens and landscapes and is truly something when planted up against a wall or fence! It also makes a great evergreen screen to block unattractive views or to increase privacy. 

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