Magnolia grandiflora - Southern Magnolia - 10 seeds
Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as Southern Magnolia is a large, broad-leafed evergreen tree that can grow from 18 to 27m in height with a trunk up to 0.6 - 0.9m in diameter, although it is frequently smaller in cultivation.
Its trunk is typically straight and erect with spreading branches that form a dense, broadly pyramidal crown, the evergreen leaves are large 13 to 20cm long, leathery and dark glossy green above with rusty, velveteen undersides.
Southern Magnolia has large, showy white flowers that are 20 to 30cm in diameter and these have a pleasant fragrance appearing throughout the Spring and Summer. The fruits that follow are an attractive feature themselves being a reddish-brown cone-like structures, growing 5 to 10cm long, with bright red kidney shaped seeds.
Magnolia is at home in full sun to partial shade, is drought tolerant, but does best in rich, well-drained, acidic soils. In its native territory of the US south it grows on the coastal plain from North Carolina, south to central Florida, and west to east Texas, showing it can take a variety of climates and conditions.
Southern Magnolia grows well and rapidly from seed.
10 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.