Magnolia grandiflora ‘Samuel Sommer’

Southern Magnolia

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 30-40' x 30'

Natural Growth Habit: Oval

Native To: USA

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Fragrant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-12, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 7b

A Bit More

This legendary “Southern Belle” may be the state tree of Mississippi but western states have fallen hard and wide for her big glossy leaves and fragrant white blossoms. Evergreen and fairly fast growing, it promises to make a bold statement with its 40 foot height and 30 foot spread. Magnificent 14” wide flowers are its crowning glory though the large leathery deep green leaves with fuzzy brown undersides are attractive in their own right. Most often used as a specimen tree, it also functions well as a windbreak when planted side by side. Careful positioning is key to success. Well-drained rich soil with an acid soil amendment is key at planting time. Mulching, deep irrigation, ample room and fertilizers rich in iron chelates will result in vigorous glorious Magnolias. Few trees have the panache of this impressive cultivar known for blooming at a young age. In Western Garden Zones 4-12, 14-24, and H1 and H2, it will achieve a dense vaguely conical crown if not espaliered or pruned to an intentionally different shape.

A Bit More

This legendary “Southern Belle” may be the state tree of Mississippi but western states have fallen hard and wide for her big glossy leaves and fragrant white blossoms. Evergreen and fairly fast growing, it promises to make a bold statement with its 40 foot height and 30 foot spread. Magnificent 14” wide flowers are its crowning glory though the large leathery deep green leaves with fuzzy brown undersides are attractive in their own right. Most often used as a specimen tree, it also functions well as a windbreak when planted side by side. Careful positioning is key to success. Well-drained rich soil with an acid soil amendment is key at planting time. Mulching, deep irrigation, ample room and fertilizers rich in iron chelates will result in vigorous glorious Magnolias. Few trees have the panache of this impressive cultivar known for blooming at a young age. In Western Garden Zones 4-12, 14-24, and H1 and H2, it will achieve a dense vaguely conical crown if not espaliered or pruned to an intentionally different shape.