Magnolia Trees

Magnolia Trees


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Magnolia trees are practically synonymous with the south. Most people refer to Magnolias as "Southern Magnolias". These plants are spectacular flowering trees additions to any garden, with beautiful blossoms that provide a lovely fragrance.

If you want one of these beautiful trees for your landscape, Garden Goods has excellent options to choose from. Read on to learn more about these trees and how to care for them to ensure long, healthy growth.

What Types of Magnolia Trees Are There?

Magnolias are native to many regions of the world but are most recognizable in the Northern Hemisphere as a common tree in the southeast United States. Growing up to 80 feet tall with spreads of up to 40 feet, these trees can be enormous, covering a swath of your garden with fragrant blooms. Magnolias can be evergreen magnolias, semi-evergreen or deciduous, depending on the species, but all are characterized by their fragrant, colorful flowers. Several varieties of magnolia are seen in the United States, including:

  • Sweetbay: The sweetbay magnolia features white blooms in the late spring and glossy green leaves in the summer. Some northern areas grow this plant as a deciduous magnolia.
  • Teddy Bear: This sweet little magnolia blooms for a longer period, providing contrast against its foliage through the summer.
  • Southern Magnolia: The summer magnolia or Magnolia grandiflora is an enormous evergreen variety that blooms through the summer — it’s known for its fragrance and drought-tolerance. A few of the more noteworthy varieties are Brackens Brown Beauty and DD Blanchard.

Why Should You Plant Magnolia Trees on Your Property?

When one thinks of a magnolia tree, its large, fragrant, white blossoms first come to mind. Appearing in the late spring and blooming through the summer, these blooms provide a beautiful contrast against the tree’s dark green foliage. Magnolias also produce colorful pods with bright berries in the later summer months, feeding wildlife and adding color to their displays.

On top of their beauty, magnolia trees are highly functional additions to your garden. Fitting well into many ecosystems, magnolias support local wildlife and pollinators with their blooms and berries. They can also serve as privacy and shade trees for your garden, turning your property into a stunning refuge. On top of it all, magnolias grow quickly, so you won’t need to wait long for them to fill out their stunning displays.

How Can You Find the Right Magnolia Trees for Your Home?

Most magnolia trees are very hardy in most southern zones of the United States, though some varieties are relatively cold hardy, like the little gem. For this reason, do some research on the appropriate growing conditions of a magnolia tree before purchase. Also, consider the size and shape of the magnolia you want. While some varieties are excellent shade trees, others are closer in appearance to shrubs and will be more appropriate for privacy hedges.

No matter the size of your garden, or where you live, there is a Magnolia variety that will work for you. Take the time to choose the correct location for your magnolia, so it has room to spread out. If you properly locate your magnolia you won't have to have to prune these beauties and risk losing the weighty, showy, glamorous flowers.

Their massive and fragrant flower displays are the reason for their popularity throughout the country. Magnolias make a bold and colorful statement in the landscape that gets better each year. Magnolia is a tough, disease resistant tree that can handle urban pollution, so don't be afraid to use them in your city garden.

How Do You Care for Your Magnolia Trees?

Magnolia trees will do well in your garden, provided they’re in the correct environmental conditions. Always pick a variety that’s appropriate for your climate, and plant your tree in an area with moist, rich soil. To encourage root growth, it’s also a good idea to add magnolia tree fertilizer into the mix. You may also consider mulching around your magnolia tree to help retain soil moisture.

Once established, magnolia tree care and maintenance are relatively simple. Prune your magnolia tree in the early spring before new growth starts to form. Magnolia tree fertilizing should take place in the early spring as the flower buds begin to grow. When mowing, be sure not to let the blades or debris from your lawn mower hit the trunk of your magnolia tree, as magnolia bark is easily damaged.

Be sure to watch out for any magnolia tree growth problems, which will often manifest as thinned-out blooms or foliage dieback.

Remember all magnolia trees do not bloom at the same time. Some may bloom in early spring and some bloom in early summer. Depending on what kind of Magnolia you’re interested in, affects the length of time you will have blooms.

An excellent example of this is the Little Gem Magnolia, also known as the Southern Magnolia. It usually begins blooming in May or late June in most areas. Summer flowering magnolias usually bloom for two to three weeks while spring-flowering magnolias bloom for one to 2 weeks.

Contact Garden Goods Direct Today to Buy Your Magnolia Tree

Magnolia trees growing are stunning additions to any landscape but can be tricky to establish. For quality trees and professional assistance in your gardening efforts, choose Garden Goods Direct.

We promise our customers only the best quality magnolia trees on the market — each one is personally approved by Woodie or one of his assistants before shipping, so you know you’re getting a quality tree every time. As America’s number one online garden center, we provide excellent service and an easy online ordering solution, so you get your tree delivered straight to your door.

Order your magnolia tree from Garden Goods Direct today!