HOUSTON'S TRUSTED SOURCE FOR MAGNOLIA TREES
Magnolia Trees are large-leafed trees that are most known for their beautiful, fragrant flowers when in bloom! Fun Fact: Few folks know the blossoms of the Magnolia grandiflora are edible, however their flavor is intense and they taste similar to how they smell. They are not eaten raw per se. They are pickled. Oddly the practice started in England and you only use the petals, not the entire blossom.
Magnolias are favorite trees for Southern yards not only because of their perfumed blooms, but also because of their wide variety of foliage and bloom types. They can grow up to 40' wide!
Keep in mind: Dense shade and shallow roots make it impossible to grow grass beneath the canopy, and the roots often crack and lift pavement if the tree is planted between sidewalk and curb. Also, leaves drop 365 days a year.
Plan your magnolia planting site carefully. Magnolias are hard to move once established, and many grow quite large, which makes them virtually impossible to move later due to the widespread root systems. The best soil for magnolias is fairly rich, well drained, and neutral to slightly acid.
Prune the Magnolia Tree only when necessary and keep foot traffic around the tree to a minimum.
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