Alta™ Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'TMGH'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
|Botanical Pronunciation||mag-NOH-lee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh|
|Lore||Southern magnolia is the state flower of Louisiana and Mississippi. It grows in mixed stands of forest in areas of well drained but evenly moist soils and accessible water table. It is also considered the largest native flower in North America.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Very slow growing to 20 ft. tall, 9 ft. wide in 10 years.|
|Design Ideas||Such a tall narrow evergreen is perfect for gaps between multistory homes and buildings. Stands beautifully against tall walls with no windows to fill in space and reduce glare on institutional structures.. Makes a potential windrow along property lines or try as a pair to flank a vehicular entry. Makes interesting contrast in both form and texture against needled evergreens and trees with seasonal spring and fall color.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||This beautiful plant works well with Marge Miller Camellia, (Camellia sasanqua 'Marge Miller'), Golden Flare Azalea, (Azalea x 'Golden Flare'), Lady in Red Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady in Red') and Hellikki Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Hellikki'). It's also traditional with Prairie Blue Eyes Top of the Line Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Prairie Blue Eyes') and Ruffled Velvet Siberian Iris, (Iris siberica 'Ruffled Velvet').|
Follow 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10