| Southern Magnolia, Bull Bay, Big Laurel, Evergreen Magnolia, Loblolly Magnolia, Great Laurel Magnolia|
Southern magnolia is a regal tree. It grows in moist but well-drained soils of bottomlands and gentle hills in the southeastern Pineywoods. The magnificent, fragrant, waxy white flowers are 6" to 12" in diameter and contrast with the large, glossy, bright green evergreen leaves. The crown is dense and pyramidal in youth, becoming more rounded with age. Open grown trees will retain old limbs to the ground unless pruned up to a desired height.
Plant Habit or Use: medium tree large tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: white to creamy white
Blooming Period: spring summer
Fruit Characteristics: woody cone bearing bright red, kidney-shaped seeds
Height: to 40' in Central Texas, to 60' or more in East Texas
Width: 30 to 40 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: high
Soil Requirements: acid neutral adaptable