Common name: Southern magnolia, Bull bay
Origin: United States
Height at maturity: 25 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: ornamental tree
Flowering: spring to summer
Flower color: white
Type of soil: well-draining, moist siliceous, deep
Use: in the garden, pot, bonsai
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Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The magnolia grandiflora is a large ornamental tree that can reach the height of 25 meters in the ground.
It is known and recognized for its ornamental qualities, on the one hand by its large evergreen leaves measuring twenty centimeters and on the other hand by its large white flowers 25 centimeters in diameter. The flowers are very fragrant and decorative. Flowering lasts for many months when weather conditions permit.
Ideal tree in the garden, it can also be grown in pots to be placed on a terrace or a balcony. Bonsai enthusiasts appreciate this plant for its ability to withstand cuts.
The magnolia appreciates moist siliceous soils, exposure to full sun and temperate or tropical climates.