Southern Magnolia

Trees Around Timberview

Southern Magnolia Growth and Life

Magnolia grandilfora or Southern Magnolia can grow to 40' to 60' and grow about 12 to 24 inches annually over the first 20 years of its life, the average life span of these trees is 80 to 120 years.

Southern Magnolia Flowers and Leaves

Magnolia trees flower from May to June, the Southern Magnolia has fragrant white flowers that are 6 to 8 inches wide. With dark dark, shiny green leaves with an elliptical shape and are reddish brown underneath.

Southern Magnolia Climate

  • Southern Magnolia trees will thrive in heat and full sun if a moist, peaty soil is available, and will also do well in partial shade. The tree is very drought-tolerant if it has plenty of room for root expansion. They like coastal regions and do very well in South eastern United States. In 1938 the Mississippi State Legislature made the Southern Magnolia the official tree of Mississippi.

  • Southern Magnolia Food Web

    • The fruit from the Southern Magnolia tree, with its bright red seeds, matures in October and November. The 3-to-5-inch fruit is eaten by birds, including wild turkeys, as well as squirrels and rabbits.

    Southern Magnolia Reproduction

    Magnolia trees produce flowers, which bees and other insects and animals then pollinate.

    Southern Magnolia Limiting Factors and Parasites


    Southern Magnolia Abiotic Survival Factors

    Sun and water.

    Southern Magnolia Short and Long Term Effects

    Short: Makes our campus pretty.

    Long: Produces oxygen, food, and prevents soil erosion.