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Magnolia virginiana

  • Common Name: Magnolia
  • Scientific Name: Magnolia virginiana
  • ​Family Name:  Magnoliaceae
  • Origin:  Native to Southeast US
  • Height:  50’ to 90’
  • Width:  15’ to 25’
  • Growth:  Slow
  • Zone:  5 - 9
  • Light Needs:  Full sun.
  • Salt Tolerance:  Low 
  • Soil/PH/Texture:  Acidic
  • Soil Moisture:  Moist
  • Drought Tolerance:  Moderate
  • Pests/Diseases: Rare but check for scales, sassafras weevils and leaf spots.
  • Growing Conditions: Found in swamps, wet soils, borders of stream & ponds.
  • Characteristics: Its evergreen leaves have a silvery underside, and its blooms are creamy white and lemon scented.  The branches are spreading. 
  • Propagation: Cuttings.
  • Wildlife: Attracts birds.
  • Facts: Called beaver tree by colonists as beavers, deer, cattle, feed on its fruit.  The wood is used for veneer, boxes, containers, furniture. 
  • Designer Considerations: Ornamental landscape, deck or patio, used in narrow areas.