New in the Nursery: Magnolia grandiflora


Most commonly found in the southeastern United States, Magnolia grandiflora, or Southern Magnolia, has become a landscape mainstay nationwide thanks to its sprawling branches clad in dark, leathery leaves and fragrant, cream-colored flowers. Capable of reaching 90 feet in height, magnolia trees are hardy and able to withstand drought and cooler winters. They thrive in sheltered habitats with well-drained soil, but can also grow as low shrubs along coastal dunes. Magnolia leaves can be used for floral arrangements and decorating, as can the lemon or citronella-scented blossoms. Late-spring flowers are followed by lush, rose-colored fruit in summer.

Throughout the season, our plant team highlights their freshest additions to the garden with New in the Nursery. Check in at your local store to take home these newly-arrived blooms.

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