Magnolias in Bloom

You just have to take a quick look down any street in your subdivision and you’ll be sure to see at least one of these gorgeous specimens. Despite the awful mess when they drop their blooms these flowering trees are a popular addiction to any yard.

In full bloom

In full bloom

The Magnolia is a great shade tree that can grow any where from 10 to 20 feet tall and just as wide so you want to make sure they are planted in a sunny or lightly shaded area where they have plenty of room to flourish. I recommend keeping them away from driveways, decks or pool unless you don’t mind the spring “confetti” that will fall each spring.

The blossom up close.

The blossom up close.

The large blooms range from dark pinks, purples, light pinks and white with pale pink centres and because of their flower size and abundance this is definitely a feature plant for spring colour.

*Interesting Fact :The Magnolia is believed to date back 95 million years ago.

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