Maryland Southern Magnolia
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow - mediumMature Height - 20-60' (shorter in north, taller in south)Mature Width - 15-30' (narrow in north, wider in south)Longevity - Short lived 20-50 years
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Flowers are 14" creamy white, with intense citrus lemon fragrance, long blooming time in early June. Flowers have the appearance of M. grandiflora, but are somewhat smaller.Fruit - Leaf - Lighter green foliage than M.grandiflora selections, especially during winter.Fall Color - EvergreenBark - Smooth grayOther Features - An American hybrid (seed parent = M. virginiana; pollen parent = M. grandiflora) introduced in 1930. Cross made my Oliver M. Freeman of the US National Arboretum. Named by Fredrick Meyer, plant taxonomist, USNA in 1971.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant balled/ burlapped or container grown in full sun, partial shadeNative Habitat - Horticultural hybrid, though both parent species are native to US. Zones 5-7Diseases and Insects - Essentially problem free. Cold hardy to -21 degreesStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Magnolia.- Other plants of the family Magnoliaceae.- Other plants of the genus Magnolia.- Other plants of the species Magnolia virginiana x grandiflora.