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Name: Scott S.
Status: other
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 1999-2001 


Question:
Dear Sir/Madam:

I reside in Southeastern Wisconsin (Waukesha County) and am looking to integrate a non-native species into our landscape design. The Southern Magnolia has always been an elegant tree with a rich heritage and a deep green in its leaves. I am wondering whether some of the heartier varieties of the tree can not only survive, but thrive in our conditions. I have heard that the 'Edith Bogue' and more particularily the 'Victoria' have been able to create a beautiful Broadleaf ornamental in our climate. If this is the case, I am also interested in finding the best source for hearty trees of these varieties. I would appreciate your assistance with my questions.


Replies:
This page has a hardiness zone map for southern Magnolia

http://www.arborday.org/trees/trees13.html

This web page indicates up to 10 yrs to start flowering. Should be soon? http://arb.ncsu.edu/YearinTrees/List/Magnoliagrandiflora.html You could check with your local agricultural extension office.

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