Magnolia grandiflora

southern magnolia


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 50 - 100 ft    Width: 15 - 50 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Specimen tree. Can also be used in a woodland setting.
Propagation: Propagation methods include the use of fresh seed (store in moist, cool area to statify), or semi-hardwood cuttings taken in summer.
Availability: Big box stores, Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: broadly tolerant


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Fruits are eaten (and spread) by squirrels, opossums, quail, and turkey.
Native Habitats: Slope forest, dry-mesic to mesic upland hardwood forest.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Wood has been used in cabinetry.

Other Comments:

Note: There are cultivars, such as "Little Gem" sold in nurseries that originate from non-Florida stock (Little Gem is a North Carolina tree). Suitability for use in Florida will vary.