Magnolia, Southern Common Name: Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Tree Size: Large Leaf Type: Evergreen Comments: Plant in well drained soil and let limbs grow to the ground. Some cultivars tolerate alkalinity.
Magnolia - Flowering Southern Trees You Need to Plant Now - Southernliving. The massive flowers of the Southern magnolia have become iconic in our region. It’s the state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana and for good reason—it stuns year round. The blooms are wonderfully fragrant and borne among their leaves as opposed to the ends of the branches.