#082 Southern Magnolia
(Magnolia grandiflora)

It is the 3rd largest Southern Magnolia in the Davidson Treasure Tree program.

This tree is a major feature in the landscape of this property. Under the canopy, it resembles something like a mangrove. The history of this tree is unknown, but I know the house is next to it is ~100 years old, I assume the tree is of comparable age.  The owner has heard anecdotes of people currently n their 50’s climbing to the top of the tree when they were small kids in the neighborhood. 

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 98″
  • Height (Ft.): 75′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 30′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 
  • Total Points: 181

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2022
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value:  Magnolias are one of the oldest known tree species in the world and is noted for their attractive glossy dark green leaves and their large, extremely fragrant flowers. These giant fragrant white flowers are borne in the summer months and are extremely ornamental. Woody brown fruits with bright red seeds are used in dried arrangments.