How to Grow Magnolia grandiflora Plants in your Garden
Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Southern magnolia
The Magnolia grandiflora plant is a fast growing native tree (or rounded shrub) of southeastern USA.
It is loved for its large showy flowers. These are heavily fragrant and may appear before the formation of leaves. Their leaves are also very attractive as they have a glossy appearance and are green above and rusty brown underneath.
Sowing, planting, and Propagation: Sow seeds in the autumn. Take semi-ripe cuttings towards the end of summer or in early autumn. Layer shoots in early spring.
Care: Medium maintenance plant. Light pruning in the spring. Also Prune if training against a wall in the summer.
Best used for: Ornamental tree, parks, lawns. Winter interest.
Closely Related Species: Liriodendron.
Miscellaneous: Good timber. Produces seeds from about ten years of age. Naturally found in swamps and at the edges of water, or as a shrub in dunes. Can tolerate air pollution. Takes at least 20 years to reach full height.