A columnar form that remains upright and tight year after year without pruning. Lustrous dark green leaves have rusty undersides. White, cup-shaped fragrant flowers. Valuable for smaller spaces in urban and suburban landscapes. Evergreen
Light Needsfull sun
Growth20 ft. H x 9-10 ft. W
ColorGreen Leaves/White blooms
Water Needsregular watering to establish first few years. then occassional
The Alta Southern Magnolia is the perfect choice for limited spaces and smaller gardens, because it has full-sized blossoms on a narrow, columnar tree that is never more than 10 feet wide. The leaves are large, but narrow, keeping the tree neat and in proportion. The 10-inch blossoms spread their broad petals in spring, and bloom for more than two months, releasing a delicious, rich fragrance. This tree is perfect for a lawn specimen in a smaller garden, or for planting against brick walls between windows. In colder areas it can be grown spread out on a sunny wall. It also makes the perfect narrow evergreen screen or informal hedge.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.