Focal point, Pollinator Plants
Moist, rich, well-drained loams.
7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is an eye-catching tree that can bring great beauty and character to any landscape. It gets the name Grandiflora, from its very large (and fragrant) flowers, which you can enjoy from April to June. This tree generally prefers warmer climates, hence its name, but is considered winter hardy up to zone 6b, so be sure to find your zone.
Magnolia grandiflora typically grows about 60-80′ at its mature height, so be sure to give it plenty of room to grow. Its foliage is mostly evergreen, so these make a nice alternative to the more traditional evergreens such as American Holly. For best results, try to plant it somewhere with a medium level of moisture, not too wet or dry.
This is a great tree for pollinators, as it has very large pools of nectar, and a strong sweet scent which invites pollinators far and wide. One interesting thing about this tree’s relationship with pollinators – bees must first remove the stalks from the center section of the flower in order to pollinate it. This is very hard work and sometimes requires 2 or 3 bees working as a team to accomplish this task.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
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