Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Southern Magnolia or “Magnolia Grandiflora”


The Southern Magnolia (Grandiflora) is generally described as a perennial tree. Magnolia has most active growth period in the spring and summer . The Southern Magnolia (Grandiflora) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with a moderate amount of conspicuous red fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the mid spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until summer. Leaves are retained year to year. It has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate to slow growth rate. It can reach up to 100 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 40 feet.

It can be propagated by bare root, container, cuttings, seed. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have high vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 7°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions. If you need any more questions feel free to contact us at:

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