Edith Bogue Magnolia
Edith Bogue Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'Item #1002 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Dense evergreen tree with bold, glossy foliage and 8 inches wide, highly fragrant, creamy white flowers. One of the cold-hardiest forms for northern climates. A striking specimen tree for large areas.
- DetailDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 12, 14 - 24Growth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 30 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesFragrantGarden styleContemporaryDesign IdeasEvergreen magnolias are exceptional front yard tree for larger homesites due to their year around beauty. Plant at edges of the home to ground them in a strong green element. Use a pair to flank an entry to driveway or house. Makes a fine background for spring blooming and fall color deciduous trees.Companion PlantsCombine this evergreen beauty with deciduous companions such as Peppermint Lace Crape Myrtle, (Lagerstroemia indica 'Peppermint Lace'), Penny Mac Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'), Chinese Dogwood, (Cornus kousa chinensis) and Centurion Crabapple, (Malus x 'Centzan').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This species is the bull bay native found over a large part of the south from North Carolina to Florida and west to Texas. It was introduced into Europe in 1734 and named after Pierre Magnol, (1638-1715), a botanist of Montpellier, France. By 1863 a number of garden varieties had been developed . This contemporary is a selection was found in the New Jersey front yard of Edith Bogue where it thrived to maturity well outside the hardiness range of southern magnolias.Lore:In the deep south the southern magnolia is commonly known as "bull bay".