Tree Type: Southern magnolia is a magnificent tree with a name that is somewhat misleading. Although it is most prevalent in the South—and the state tree of Mississippi—its zone 6 planting range means it can grow in many northern areas, even as far north as parts of Maine, Michigan and Washington. As an ornamental, it is beloved for its year-round foliage and delightful, large, late-spring flowers.

Growth Rate: Slow to Medium

Mature Size: Grows to a heights of 60–80' and a spread of 40' at maturity.

Sun Preference: Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, as is partial shade.

Soil Preference: The Southern Magnolia grows in Acidic, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wide Range soils.

Zone: 6-9