Southern Magnolia - Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia Family (Magnoliaceae)

Southern magnolia, is a large, broadleaf evergreen tree that is noted for its attractive glossy dark green leaves and its large, extremely fragrant flowers.1

It is the only evergreen in the Magnoliaceae (magnolia) family and typically grows to 60 to 80 feet tall with a pyramidal to rounded crown, a spread of 20 to 40 feet wide, and a trunk diameter of 3 feet. 1

Magnolias are one of the oldest known tree species in the world (based on data from USNA).1

The southern magnolia is distinctive amount magnolias for its dark, glossy, leathery leaves.2