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Cultural Details for Magnolia macrophylla

Common Name:
Bigleaf Magnolia

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Creamy white 8-10" sometimes up to 14" across. Fragrant in June. Flowers over a long period of time.

Fruit Details:
Egg shaped, rose color, 3" long

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Smooth gray

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Essentially problem free. Protect from strong winds due to large leaves.

Native Habitat:
Ohio to Florida, Zones 5-8

Other Features:
Recommended for large areas (ie. parks). Champion tree in Tight Hollow, KY is 108'x42'

Culture and Care:
Transplant bagged/burlapped in full sun

This plant was blooming:
5/20/2005 - 5/27/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.