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RUSSET SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA
Magnolia grandiflora 'Russet'

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Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Los AngelesCounty Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Blooms at a young age. Some references suggest this tree can grow 80 feet tall.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Additional Common Names

RUSSET SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA, BULL BAY

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 - 50 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring, Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Purple or Red Follicle, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Light Green, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers, Dry Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 12 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Aphids, Scales and Spider Mites, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia grandiflora 'Russet' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-grandiflora-russet >

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