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Edith Bogue Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'

Description:
A beautiful street or yard tree with evergreen foliage that works well under power lines. This cultivar has strong winter hardiness and is a great performer in the Pacific Northwest. The large white flowers have an unforgettable fragrance that you will look forward to year after year.

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 25 feet

Mature Spread: 25 feet

Tree Shape: Round

Where to Plant:
Perfect for smaller planting strips under power lines or in small yard spaces.

Leaves:
Large glossy dark evergreen leaves.

Flowers:
Large white flowers with incredible fragrance. Flowers start in spring and continue in a sparse manner throughout the summer.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Prefers well-drained soil in full sun to light open shade.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems. A better performer under wind and snow than other southern magnolia cultivars.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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