Magnolia Tree Types, Planting, & Growing Guide

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Southern Magnolias feature the large, beautiful blossoms most people think of when they hear Magnolia. However, Magnolia trees are found throughout the U.S., and offer a variety of looks.

Types of Magnolia trees

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Most common types of Magnolia Trees 

Southern magnolia Saucer magnolia Star magnolia Loebner magnolia Sweetbay magnolia Cucumber tree

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Magnolia trees have a wide spread, shallow root system that damage easily, so be careful when planting. They are wide growers, so ensure you have ample space.

Magnolia planting guide

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Two things to consider before planting your Magnolia tree

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Soil

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Season

Planting Guide: Part One

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Soil

Well-drained, rich in organic matter is the best choice

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Season

Plant evergreen Magnolias in early spring

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