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- Sweet Bay Magnolia / Magnolia virginiana Hardy Planting Zones - 5-9 Mature Height - 10-35 ft Mature Width - 10 to 35 ft Sun or Shade - Full sun
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Magnolia Tree - Ships at 1-3 Feet In Height
The Magnolia tree has existed since prehistoric times. To be precise, Magnolia fossils can be traced back one hundred million years. Obviously, this is a strong tree that has endured through numerous climates throughout earth's history. It is no wonder that this tree easily grows in several different countries all over the world. The leaves of Magnolia trees are extremely tough and resistant to damage caused by insects.
Magnolias are highly regarded throughout the world for their form and flowers. These trees produce fragrant, beautiful flowers in yellow, pink, white, purple or red. There are over two hundred varieties of Magnolia that grow natively in tropical, subtropical and temperate areas of the Caribbean, southeastern Asia, Central America, South America and eastern North America. Both evergreen and deciduous Magnolias exist. Evergreen Magnolias have glossy, leathery leaves, and some have stems, buds and leaf underbellies that are covered with beautifully felt hairs that range in color from gold to copper to brown.
Louisiana named the Magnolia as its state flower in 1900 because it was so plentiful. In the same year, school children voted the Magnolia as the state flower for Mississippi. In 1938, the Magnolia was voted in as Mississippi's state tree.
Three hundred years ago, a French botanist, named Pierre Magnol, admired this tree intensely and therefore transplanted it to Europe. It is for this reason that Charles Plumier saw fit to name the tree Magnolia, in honor of Pierre Magnol.
It is best to plant evergreen Magnolias in early spring. Deciduous Magnolias should be planted while dormant. In warmer climates, this would be during late autumn or winter, in cold climates, early spring is best. For both evergreen and deciduous varieties, regular irrigation and mulch are beneficial in the first six to twelve months during dry or warm periods.