Magnolia Grandiflora - - Semi-mature and mature Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth'

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Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth' - Magnolia





Southern United States, from Virginia south to central Florida, and from eastern Texas through to Oklahoma.

Plant Type:

Evergreen tree


30m x 35m

Habit/ Form:

Single trunk, pyramidal shape tree.


Large glossy dark green leaves up to 30cm long and 18cm wide, with a dark brown pubescence on the underside.


Very large glossy white flowers up to 25 – 30cm across with a very strong lemony citronella fragrance.


Rose-coloured ovoid fruit from 10 cm long to 5 cm wide, which when ripens it will burst open to reveal bright red seed.

Bark / Trunk:

Relatively smooth bark and trunk when young but will become rougher with age.

Vigour / Longevity:

Relatively slow growing and can easily live to over 150 years.

Environmental Requirements:

Full sun to part shade.


Can handle extremely cold situations from heavy frost to snow when established, can also tolerate first line salt, but will not tolerate fire.

Soil / Drainage:

From very sandy soils (including sand dune areas) through to wetter soils. Do not tolerate water inundation.


Prune to desired shape. Can be used as a hedge or screen plant and can tolerate heavy pruning if required.


Maintain water in warmer months but cannot handle long periods of inundation.


General long life slow release fertilizer.

Pests / Diseases:

Prone to collar rot if soil or mulch is build up around trunk. Scale and woolly aphids.


From a small garden tree pruned to maintain compact growth, to an avenue plant. A great street and shade tree, also used in large parks and gardens as lawn features.



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