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|15-30 (40) ft
|Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage
|Can be a specimen tree or use in a fairly bright understory. Its irregular branching pattern and large leaves make it best suited to fairly large yards.
|Native nurseries, Seed
|Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
|Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:
|Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:
|Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
|Soil or other substrate:
Good wildlife shelter. Fruits eaten and dispersed by birds and small mammals.
Beetles are the primary pollinators of magnolia flowers. The flowers have a hardened carpel to avoid damage by their gnawing mandibles as the feed. The beetles are after the protein-rich pollen. Because the beetles are interesting in pollen and pollen alone, the flowers mature in a way that ensures cross pollination. The male parts mature first and offer said pollen. The female parts of the flower are second to mature. They produce no reward for the beetles but are instead believed to mimic the male parts, ensuring that the beetles will spend some time exploring and thus effectively pollinating the flowers (In Defense of Plants blog).
|Slope forest on steep north-facing slopes.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|The plant is listed as Endangered by the FDACS. Please acquire from reputable nurseries with appropriate permits for propagating and selling this species.