Native: Southeastern United States.
A 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
- 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
SelecTree. "Magnolia grandiflora Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 20, 2018.
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