In the neighborhood…Magnolia grandiflora

In the neighborhood…Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia south to central Florida, and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. Reaching 27.5 m (90 ft) in height, it is a large striking evergreen tree with large dark green leaves and large white fragrant flowers. Widely cultivated around the world, over a hundred cultivars have been bred and marketed commercially. The timber is hard and heavy, and has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer. — Wikipedia.org

Magnolia grandiflora are a very popular street tree here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and they make quite a statement when they begin to bloom. Their huge white flowers are very striking, especially in contrast to their large, dark green, waxy leaves.

I noticed these trees beginning to bloom last Friday and made a point to take a walk around the neighborhood to grab some photos. I don’t think these are at the height of their bloom yet. There always seems to be a peak where most of the tree is covered with the white blossoms. The number of unopened flower buds I saw seems to show that many more flowers are on their way.

Do you have magnolia trees in your yard or garden? Share your pictures and thoughts in the comments!

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Photos of Magnolia grandiflora flowers, leaves , and growing habit.

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