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Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora
Pronunciation: mag-NO-lee-uh gran-dih-FLORE-uh
Common Name: southern magnolia
Family Name: Magnoliaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Very large, thick, glossy, dark green leaves with dense, brown pubescence on underside. One of the few large evergreen trees grown here. Large creamy white fragrant solitary flowers in late spring. Wooly, brown pubescence on terminal buds.
Course(s): not used (off campus)


Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:10 - 15m
Spread:7 - 10m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Additional Info: Google Images
southern magnolia
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Lustrous, Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

 
Fruit Type: Follicle, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy

 
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey
  


Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Leaf miner insect, Stem borer insects, Diptera - true flies
 
Location(s):
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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