At maturity the Flowering Southern Magnolia trees grow up to 50 feet high, covered with waxy, glossy evergreen leaves as large as one hand. The behemoth evergreen magnolias stand like linear un-moving sentries, flowering from June until September, cloaked in gigantic, waxy-white flowers with an extraordinary sweet, spicy fragrance that resists descriptions. The Southern Magnolia trees range northwards to zone 5
The Southern Magnolia Grandiflora tree has green leaves all year and can withstand extremely cold weather conditions, even snow and ice. On trees over 100 years old, gigantic roots arise around the base of the tree and extend as far as ten feet well above the ground surface. Southern Magnolia trees are often planted at the border of a landscape garden, and the evergreen leaves filter the air from automobile exhaust fumes.
Southern Magnolia Tree
Magnolia Street Tree
9 Different Magnolia Trees