Southern Magnolia

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People treasure their Magnolias for their magnificent strength, fantastically fragrant blossoms and incomparable beauty! The grandeur of the Southern Magnolia tree (Magnolia grandiflora) can be yours today with the help of Nature Hills!

The broadleaf evergreen leaves are dark, glossy olive on the top and soft brown on their underside, remaining a constant presence all year round in your landscape! In spring the entire tree becomes festooned in enormous white satellites that smell divine! The bumblebees, butterflies, and other pollinators will agree and relish in the nectar and pollen they offer! Fall brings reddish berry-like seedpods that the birds adore!

Growing into a tall, oval presence up to 80 feet in height and 40 feet in width, these natives of the Southeastern US have strong stems and branches. The gray smooth bark and strong lumber were regarded for making furniture! Growing throughout USDA planting zones 6 to 10, these trees shrug off heat, sun, humidity, pests, and disease!

Planting and Application:

These are supremely ornamental lawn trees, adding their delightful year-round presence to your landscape while boosting curb appeal! Everyone on the block will adore these flowering trees when in bloom! But only you and your pollinators and Hummingbirds will be able to enjoy their sweet lemony scent! Use the Magnolia near your patio, picture window, or front entrance anywhere you'll see it from indoors and smell it outside.

This fragrance of the 8-10 inch wide flowers is another reason to plant the Southern Magnolia as a backyard shade tree, casting cooling relief, perfuming your seating areas and glowing as it towers over the Moon Garden! If you have the room, youll love the natural look created by using 3, 5, or 7 of them in a grouping that wildlife will love!

You can train your tree into a more shrubby form, keeping the limbs growing to the ground. Allowing you to use these evergreens as tall privacy screens and windbreaks! Imagine a fragrant hedge that blocks a nosy neighbor, hides an eyesore, screens your yard from the street, and creates year-round garden walls around your outdoor entertaining rooms!

This tree will provide a pleasing background for other smaller flowering trees and shrubs in your yard, particularly coniferous evergreens!

  • Large Green Top/Brown Underside Leaves
  • Broadleaf Evergreen Tree
  • Lemony Scented Large White Flowers
  • Large Ornamental Tree & Shrub
  • Specimen, Shade, Flowering Hedges & Lasting Presence

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Magnolia trees need sun, both for the most blooms and for the strongest growth. Plant in a well-drained slightly acidic soil with regular moisture access, especially for their first year in the ground. In its wild setting, it grows in coastal wetlands in acidic loamy soils. For the best performance, give it an acid fertilizer like Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic and Natural Premium Fertilizer in spring and mid-summer to maintain low soil pH.

Once established, just give your Magnolia a regular schedule of supplemental water, if rainfall isn't sufficient. This is especially important when the plants are young. Provide 3-4 inches of arborist mulch to hold in soil moisture more consistently and insulate the roots.

Prune your tree after those magnificent flowers have faded, removing crossing limbs and opening the interior to sunlight penetration and air circulation. Magnolias are evergreens that keep their leaves all year round, but old leaves do turn yellow and drop to make room for fresh new leaves.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Slightly Acidic Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Disease & Insect Resistant

Add the southern charm and lasting legacy of the grand native Southern Magnolia Tree when you order yours today from Nature Hills Nursery! You will enjoy their beauty and year-round presence without the worry your ornamental will turn into a diva that demands all of your time!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Southern Magnolia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Magnolia grandiflora
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 60 - 80 feet
Mature Spread 35 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Creamy White
Foliage Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes