Magnolias in the Garden’s Magnolia Grove are in bloom! The white blooms are Magnolia Grandiflora, commonly called the southern magnolia. These trees are native to the Southeastern United States, from North Carolina to Florida and as far west as East Texas. The flowers are a large, cream-colored bloom up to a foot in diameter, and are very fragrant. The trees can be up to 80’ tall and 40’ wide.
Eight things you never knew about Magnolias:
- There are more than 200 species of magnolias
- South Coast Botanic Garden has Southern Magnolias (Magnolia Grandiflora)
- Magnolias can be evergreen and deciduous!
- Evergreen means the tree has green leaves all year
- Deciduous means the tree sheds its leaves annually
- It is the state tree of Mississippi AND the state flower!
- Magnolia flowers come in all shapes, sizes and colors! You’ll find white magnolias here at the Garden.
- Magnolias are typically pollinated by beetles.
- Magnolias can live to be 100 years old!
- Magnolia flowers and trees in the Garden are food to squirrels, rabbits and birds.
The majority of magnolias at the Garden are Southern Magnolias located in the Magnolia collection on Lakeview Road.
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