A magnificent evergreen tree with large, glossy dark green leaves with attractive, rusty-brown undersides. Open-branched pyramidal form makes an excellent shade tree. Huge cup-shaped flowers.
- Light Needs: Full Sun
- Watering Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
D.D. Blanchard Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, is an aristocrat of trees. It grows well throughout Florida and Georgia, is widely adaptable to a variety of soils, and has few pest problems. With glossy evergreen foliage and large white fragrant blossoms, it truly is one of the most handsome and durable native trees for our Southern landscapes. Most cultivars of Southern Magnolia are seedling selections that have been vegetatively propagated. Some nurseries also sell seedling trees. However, seed propagation results in a wide variety of tree shapes, leaf sizes and coloration of the leaves. In addition, seedling trees may take 10 years to flower.