Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia to central Florida, and west to East Texas.
Evergreen magnolias, such as Magnolia grandiflora, can be trained against a wall. A magnolia tree or shrub is a long-term investment – they are slow growing and can take 10-20 years to reach their ultimate size.
Magnolia grandiflora is a broadleaf evergreen tree that is noted for its attractive dark green leaves and its large, extremely fragrant flowers. It typically grows to 60-80' tall with a pyramidal to rounded crown.