Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

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Growing Zone: 7-11
Growing Zone: 7-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Southern Magnolia
Mature Height 60-80 feet
Mature Width 40-60 feet
Spacing 30-40 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Medium (Regular watering)
Growth Rate 24 inches/year
Difficulty Level Moderate
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Spring
Origin Native to the southeastern United States

Looking for a stunning, evergreen tree to add to your landscape? Look no further than the Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). With its glossy, dark green leaves and large, fragrant white flowers, this tree is sure to make a statement in your yard.


Important Update: Please be aware that plants in 15+ gallon sizes are considered special orders due to their larger dimensions and may not always be readily available. While we strive to fulfill every order, availability can be limited, particularly for requests outside or near the state of Florida. Rest assured, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. However, for smaller orders that cannot be fulfilled, we will promptly issue a refund. We appreciate your understanding and are here to assist with any alternatives or solutions to meet your gardening plans. 

How to Grow

Southern Magnolias prefer full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. They are relatively slow-growing, but can reach heights of up to 80 feet if left unpruned. When planting, be sure to give the tree plenty of space to grow and spread out.

Care Tips

Once established, Southern Magnolias are fairly low-maintenance. Water regularly during the first year after planting to help the tree establish its roots. After that, they can tolerate periods of drought. Fertilize in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer to encourage healthy growth.


The Southern Magnolia is a popular ornamental tree, prized for its beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers. In addition to being a stunning addition to any landscape, the tree also has a number of practical uses. The wood is used for furniture, while the leaves are often used in wreaths and other decorative arrangements.

Planting Tips

When planting a Southern Magnolia, be sure to dig a hole that is at least twice as wide as the tree's root ball. Loosen the soil around the hole and mix in some compost or other organic matter before planting. Water thoroughly after planting and add a layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture.


Pruning is generally not necessary for Southern Magnolias, but can be done if desired to maintain the tree's shape or size. Remove any dead or damaged branches as needed. If you live in an area with high winds, staking the tree when it is young may be necessary to prevent damage.

Pests and Diseases

Southern Magnolias are relatively pest and disease-resistant, but can be susceptible to scale insects and leaf spot. Keep an eye out for these issues and treat promptly if necessary. Regular watering and fertilization can also help keep the tree healthy and resistant to pests and diseases.

Overall, the Southern Magnolia is a beautiful and versatile tree that is sure to be a standout in any yard or landscape.



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