I see the wonderful Magnolias down south and would love them in my yard here. Will they grow here?
Absolutely! Two great southern bells are the Southern Magnolia and Sweetbay Magnolia. Southern Magnolia has the large shiny evergreen leaves, with wonderful fragrant white late spring early summer flowers. Truly a southern belle! And one on the best selections for growing in our area is ‘Brackens Brown Beauty’. Winter hardy, great foliage and flowers, and the name comes from the brown undersides of the leaves. Sweetbay Magnolia is another one from the south that does outstanding here! Bright green glossy semi evergreen leaves, usually multi-stemmed, and of course, those smaller white flowers starting late spring that have a wonderful sweet fragrance – thus the name ‘Sweetbay’.