Teddy Bear® Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Southern Charm' PP #13,049

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02010
This very compact southern magnolia features an upright form with shiny, deep green leaves that have heavy, velvety, reddish brown undersides, and classic, large 6- to 8-inch wide, fragrant, white flowers. A superb specimen tree for smaller landscapes, or use as an accent in larger landscapes. Evergreen.
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Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh
LoreSouthern 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. It's equally generous seed pods feed a wide variety of wildlife.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 16 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer and Fall
Design IdeasThis dwarf Southern magnolia can be used as a large shrub or small tree depending on the way it is pruned. Plants adapt well against sunny building walls where foliage provides a striking contrast. Makes a lovely single specimen for smaller urban gardens as accent tree. Plant in a row to create an evergreen privacy screen along low fences and walls. Particularly lovely background for light value shrubs and perennials, or for outstanding sculpture and treillage. Adapts well to large pots for portable accents.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
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); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Hosta (Hosta)

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

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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