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95.‘Hasse’ Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora “Hasse’

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
(6)7 to 9(10)
60 to 80 ft.
30 to 50 ft.
Densely pyramidal, low-branching, stately evergreen tree.
Full sun or partial shade
be rich, porous, acidulous and well-drained
Perfect, creamy white, beautifully fragrant (better than the best perfume), 8 to 12 inches in diameter, solitary, in May and June; sporadically thereafter
Rose-red, aggregate of follicles, 3 to 5 inches long, splitting open to expose the red seeds; usually ripen in September through November
Landscape use:
Specimen, widely used and planted in the southern states; needs room to develop; a very worthwhile and handsome tree; have seen it used as a screen, grouping and hedge; an almost indispensable part of the southern garden heritage; Yankees would kill to be able to grow this tree
Native habitat is North Carolina to Florida, Arkansas and Texas. Cultivated 1734
Essentially problem free.
Significant Features:
Leaves are lustrous dark green above, lighter green below and often ferrugineous (rusty) pubescent beneath.


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