Saint Mary Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Saint Mary'

A versatile dwarf southern magnolia with a compact, pyramidal form, dense branching, and large, glistening green leaves with showy bronze undersides. Produces large, white, cup-shaped, fragrant flowers in the summer. Works well as a stately specimen tree for smaller landscapes, or to accent larger landscapes. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide with age.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis dwarf evergreen Magnolia is the dream tree for small gardens because it has so many applications. If kept clipped, it makes a lovely small standard or matched pair. As a matched pair, this Magnolia is particularly charming flanking a decorative gateway or piece of sculpture. Lovely lined up and evenly spaced in long, narrow formal beds surrounded by hedges or low-growing flowering shrubs. Small enough to grow in the side yard as a screen. Ideal for town houses and condominiums.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseEspalier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCamellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Aucuba (Aucuba)

Provide deep, nutrient-rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce watering frequency; best with regular moisture, but will tolerate brief dry spells. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

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