The Japanese Magnolia is widely grown in all areas of the south. This early spring flowering tree can be seen blooming now across the New Orleans area. It’s abundant saucer-shaped flowers are a beautiful rosy or purplish color on the outside and a creamy white color on the inside. This popular specimen tree is a favorite with homeowners and landscapers alike. February is a great time to plant Japanese magnolias. The weather is still relatively cool and the swealtering heat of summer is still a few months away.
Flowers in late winter and early spring.
Flowers are highly fragrant.
Great Specimen or accent tree.
When everything is dull and grey in the Southern winter months and your are looking for an early sign of spring the Japanese Mangnolia may be your answer. It will brighten up your landscape even on the dreariest of days.