Magnolia Tree

Moisture: Moist Soil Flower : White, Pink, Lavender
Growth: 12-24” of growth per year Fall Color : Green

There are three main and very useful landscaping magnolia trees. One is the Southern Magnolia which makes an excellent large evergreen specimen tree. In summer it produces huge, white, fragrant flowers.

The Saucer Magnolia is a slow grower and eventually forms a small multi-stemmed tree. It flowers very early in spring with lavender or pink tulip-shaped flowers. The slow growth allows its use as a large shrub for many years.

The Sweetbay Magnolia is evergreen in southern areas and deciduous in more northern areas. It also is grown as a multi-stemmed shrub and can reach 15 feet or more in height.

Sweetbay Magnolia produces fragrant white flowers among the leaves in late spring and early summer. Magnolias grow best in deep acid soils with adequate soil moisture.

The leaves on the Magnolia are often glossy in nature. It likes well drained soil and a sunny but half shady area. To propagate sow seeds or take hardwood cuttings fall through winter, take softwood cuttings in summer. Prune immediately after flowering. These trees are handsome with broadly laced foliage and has spectacular blossoms that are goblet shaped flowers and in shades of white, pink and purple.


Most tree magnolias do not bloom until they are 15 to 20 years old. Shrubby magnolias bloom when young. Gardeners can’t wait until everything is in full bloom to see what they have created. Your lawn and patio can be your haven away from the work world.

A place for you to relax and enjoy your outdoor living . It’s important for you to add maintenance free garden sculpture to your plan so you have time left to sit and enjoy it.

Flower pots or patio statues can be moved to different places from year to year to enhance your creativity.

We recommend Lawn Patio Barn.com for a great selection of garden sculpture and the best prices online.

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