Big Leaf Magnolia Tree
A bold and beautiful magnolia with massive, tropical-looking leaves that immediately gives the feeling of lower latitudes to any garden where it’s planted. The Big Leaf Magnolia subspecies ashei stays shorter, usually around 15-25 feet and is endangered in its native habitat down in Florida. The flowers are as oversized as the leaves with huge white petals that are fragrant, and still somehow elegant despite their gargantuan size. A great small garden tree that we rarely grow.
Latin Name: Magnolia macrophylla ssp. ashei
Site and Soil: Half day to full sun, well draining soil
Hardiness: At least 0° F.
Size at Maturity: 15-25 ft.
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring
Pests & Diseases: none that we have seen
USDA Zone: 6