Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species
in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae.
It is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.
Magnolia are deciduous and evergreen trees and
Other Names: Magnolia Grandiflora, Cucumber
Tree, Bigleaf Magnolia, Fraser Magnolia, Ashe
Magnolia, Sweet Bay, Beaver Tree, Bourgeon Floral
de Magnolia, Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis, Flos
Magnoliae, Ho-No-Ki, Holly Bay, Hou Po, Indian
Bark, Magnolia Rouge, Red Bay, Red Magnolia, Swamp
Laurel, Swamp Sassafras, Sweet Bay, White Bay,
White Laurel, Xin Ye Hua, Xin Yi Hua,
Descriptions: Magnolias are flowering
tress with cup shaped flowers.
Size: Magnolias are decidious trees that
grow 40 to 80' tall.
Symbolism: Magnolia symbolizes nobility,
perseverance and love of nature. Magnolia represents
sweetness, and beauty.
Grow Details: Magnolias are easy to grow
and relatively pest free.
Soil Type: Rich
Soil PH: PH 5.0-6.0
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 7, 8, 9
Height: Magnolias are decidious
trees that grow 40 to 80' tall.
Flower Colors: White, Pink, Red,
Propagation: Magnolias can be propagated
through seeds and cuttings.
Blooming Period: Spring to Summer
Type: Perennial Tree
Herbal Remedy Properties: Magnolia bark
and flower buds are used medicinally. Magnolia
is used for stomach problems, indigestion, nausea,
ulcers, gas, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and constipation.
It is also used for treating inflammation, stress,
anxiety, depression, Alzheimer's disease, asthma,
headache and stroke. It is also used for fever,
menstrual cramps, cough and cold associated with
mucus production, dysentery, typhoid and malaria.
Some use magnolia for weight loss.
Native Area: Magnolias are native to North
America, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies,
Other: Magnolias are the State flower
of Mississippi and Louisiana.
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