Magnolia

Description

Magnolia- One of the most beautiful trees with flowers

Magnolia is a large genus of around 210 flowering plants in the subfamily called Magnoliodaea. The name has been derived from the Franch botanist Pierre Magnol. Magnolia is known to grow mainly in the east and South West Asia as well as North Eastern America.

The Magnolia is an attractive flowering plant that belongs to the Magnoliaceae family.There are 210 species of flower that differ in size, shape and color as well as type of habitat.Magnolia trees are found in all places throughout the world and they are the most well liked flowers because of their beauty. The size of the Magnolia plant depends on the species. The flowers are bisexual with numerous carpels and stamens that are arranged in spiral fashion.

Taxonomy

A Southern magnolia pod with red fruit

A Southern magnolia pod with red fruit

Magnolia is a flowering tree from the island of Martinique.Except for the distinct genus called Liriodendron,there have been a number of debates regarding the classification of Magnolia comprising of Magnoliaceae, known as subfamily Magnolioideae.There are various pecies of Magnolia and at the end of the 18th century, Botanists and plant hunters started to name and describe the Magnolia species by Magnolia denudate,Magnolia liliiflora, Magnolia coco and Magnolia figo

Distribution

Magnolia trees are found to grow in the Southern eastern United States from South Virginia to Florida as well as Texas and Oklahama. It is also found in North Carolina, as well as parts of the Caribbean, South America and other parts of the USA. Magnolia is nowadays being grown in the other parts of the world as well

Habitat

One of the best species for gardens is the star magnolia which is a slow growng rounded shrub

One of the best species for gardens is the star magnolia which is a slow growng rounded shrub

The Magnolia tree prefers to sink its roots into the moist soils of the river banks or into swamps and marshes. They like growing in moist and humid climate. They grow all along the USA from North Carolina to Texas and more.

Cultivation

Magnolia trees need space to grow with at least a 50 foot spread. Nothing can grow beneath the canopy including grass.The tree should be planted in either full sun or partial shade, however, it is important to choose a location that is well drained with acidic soil that is rich in organic content. Magnolia is sensitive to dust and pollution.

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