#011 Big Leaf Magnolia
(Magnolia macrophylla)

This Bigleaf Magnolia was planted along with many native plants on this property for its rarity. It was specially nurtured from a seedling by Colin S. Shaw. It was planted shortly after the home was built in 1996. Bigleaf Magnolias are rare trees to find in landscapes as only grow in select river valleys in the southeast and are rarely used in landscaping. They are particularly rare in the Charlotte area making this tree and its sister tree very special and we’re thrilled to be able to include them in our program.

Statistics (2021)

  • Circumference (In.): 65″
  • Height (Ft.): 37′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 26′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 21″
  • Total Points: 109

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: Bigleaf Magnolias have the largest leaves (up to 30″) and flowers of any tree in North America and can provide a large amount of shade from these features.