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Moonglow Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana 'Jim Wilson'

Description:
This upright, evergreen magnolia has bright green leaves with silver undersides that catch your attention. It produces creamy-white blooms in the summer that carry a lemony fragrance.

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 30 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Upright

Where to Plant:
Perfect for under power lines or in small yard spaces. Not appropriate for larger yard spaces or planting strips without overhead power lines.

Leaves:
Evergreen. Glossy green on top and silver underneath.

Flowers:
Creamy white with a light lemony fragrance.

Fruit:
Cone-like fruits with bright red seeds mature in the fall and are a food source for birds. Can be showy.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun to light or open shade. Prefers moist but well drained soil.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems.

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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