southern magnolia, evergreen magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

Native: Southeastern United States.

General Notes:

Magnolia grandiflora in Sutter Creek is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 80 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 180 inches and a crown spread of 72 feet

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Oval, Rounded or Umbrella
  • Foliage: Evergreen, Elliptic to Broadly Ovate, Glossy Dark Green
  • Height: 60 - 80 feet.
  • Width: 50 - 60 feet.
  • Flowers: Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring, Summer or Fall.
  • Fruit: Prolific, Purple or Red Follicle, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
  • Bark: Light Green, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Flowers, Dry Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 4 - 12 and 14 - 24; H1, H2; USDA Hardiness 7 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible: Aphids, Scales and Spider Mites, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: High.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy and Irritant
  • Biogenic Emissions: Moderate.
  • Attracts: Birds

Source:

SelecTree. "Magnolia grandiflora Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-grandiflora >

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