Magnolia macrophylla

Common name: Big Leaf Magnolia

Non-native plant

Big Leaf Magnolia has one of the most fitting names in the plant world. The leaves are truly monstrous with sizes ranging from 24 to as long as 40 inches and at least 12 inches wide. The large leaves hide a somewhat graceful branching pattern and smooth gray and silver bark. This is a southern species requiring some protection, but hardiness does not seem to be a problem in our area. The flowers match the leaves in their proportion: they’re huge, some in the range of 8 to 12 inches across. They are silky white and produce large round seed pods later in the season. A very nice, unique addition to any gardener’s yard.


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Price Level: 
Woodies- Specialty Tree Tier 2
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
25 Feet
Mature width
25 Feet
Max height
40 Feet
Max width
50 Feet

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