Southern Magnolia - Magnolia grandiflora

 
FAMILY
- Magnoliaceae
CULTURE - Sun or part shade
FLOWER - Very showy, fragrant flower (white) in May-June
FOLIAGE - Dark green, alternate 5-8 inch long leaves, light green beneath
FORM - Pyramidal
FRUIT - Brown conelike with red seed in fall
GROWTH RATE - Moderate
HARDINESS - Hardy throughout state
MOISTURE - High
PRUNING - As required
SIZE - Grows 45-65 feet tall, spread 30-40 feet
SOIL - Good drainage, medium fertility
TEXTURE - Course
USE - Specimen
VARIETIES - Several `Little Gem' dwarf variety (20-30 feet)