When planted in lines next to brick walls, the Claudia Wannamaker Magnolia tree shades the buildings and reduces cooling costs. The seedpods at Magnolia trees are covered with brilliant red seeds that are eaten by wildlife birds and animals, and the limbs are a perfect nesting habitats' for wildlife birds and squirrels. If lower branches are not pruned on magnolia trees, the gardener can avoid the leaf raking backbreaking task, and the cooling shade during the Summer provides a wonderful respite. The huge white flowers of the Claudia Wannamaker tree bloom at an early age and emit a delightful sweet fragrance. Growing at maturity to 50 feet, the Claudia Wannamaker is an evergreen magnolia that grows into a pyramidal form and 50 to 60 feet wide.