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Planted at Mount Vernon


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  • Hardiness Zones


    An iconic tree of the south, magnolias are beautiful in both form, leaf, and flower. Widely for their fragrant blooms, they also provide winter interest with both their seedpods and shiny evergreen leaves which are often used in wreaths.

    Latin Name

    Magnolia grandiflora


    Family

    Magnoliaceae


    Also Known As

    Bull Bay


    Type of Plant

    Tree

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Summer
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 80'
    Max Spread: 50'

    Uses

  • Flowering Tree
  • Shade Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Air Pollution

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    History

    In March of 1785, Washington planted magnolias west of the Garden Houses.


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