Large-Leaved Cucumber Tree, Great-Leaved Magnolia, Umbrella Tree
|Though one type is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisianna, they perfume more than just the southern states with their dazzling citruslike fragrance. While they favor ample summer moisture, at least 1 of the many varieties can be grown in every climate. These mostly deciduous trees and shrubs come in many sizes and shapes, ranging from the shrubby Star Magnolia to the giant Southern Bay Magnolia. The large, opulent flowers range from white and yellow to pink and purple. Pest and disease problems are few, but Magnolias can become deficient in various nutrients. Place in a protected area without direct southern sun. Plant where there is little foot traffic, as shallow roots do not like compacted soil. Choose plant location carefully, as many grow large, and most varieties do not like to be moved. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist. Frost can kill early blooms.
Leaves up to 3 feet long sprout in dense whorls at the ends of branches. Fragrant flowers a foot or more in diameter provide a dazzling display. Seed cones are rose pink with red seeds.
Attributes - Magnolia macrophylla
Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: White
Height: 30 ft. to 40 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot.
Magnolia 'Elizabeth', Magnolia 'Galaxy', Magnolia 'Royal Crown', Magnolia 'Susan', Magnolia 'Wada's Memory', Magnolia denudata, Magnolia fraseri, Magnolia grandiflora, Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem', Magnolia liliiflora, Magnolia liliiflora nigra, Magnolia x loebneri, Magnolia loebneri 'Merrill', Magnolia salicifolia, Magnolia x soulangiana, Magnolia x soulangiana 'Lennei', Magnolia x soulangiana 'Rustica Rubra', Magnolia stellata, Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'