Southern Charm Dwarf Magnolia
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Magnolia grandiflora ‘Southern Charm’
Better known by its unmentionable trademark name (hint: think stuffed animal named after Teddy Roosevelt), the Southern Charm Magnolia is a dwarf Southern Magnolia variety that has gained increasing popularity since it was introduced in the early 2000s. In the wild, Southern Magnolias can grow to heights of 100 feet or more with 50 foot spreads, but the Southern Charm typically gets no taller than 20 feet high and 12 feet wide. This characteristic gives the tree remarkable landscaping versatility. The tree excels as a specimen, accent, or corner plant for small outdoor spaces. Observed and later propagated by Robert H. Head and his family at Head Ornamentals Inc. in Seneca, South Carolina, the Southern Charm was developed throughout the 1980s prior to patent. Like the species, the tree is blessed with lustrous green leaves and showy, sweetly-fragrant, white flowers. Leaves and flowers are approximately half the size of the species. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
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Perfect, creamy white, beautifully fragrant (better than the best perfume), 4-6" in diameter, solitary, in May-June, sporadically there-after, usually with 6 petals, each petal thick, concave, broadly obovate and 4 to 6" long; fruit is bright red, cone shaped, woody, and aggregate, and 2-3 inches long
zone 7a – 9b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
Leaves are alternate and simple, evergreen, elliptic, and 4-6" long and typically less than half as wide with some outliers being wider. Leaves are dark green above, lighter green-brown below and often ferrugineous-pubescent beneath; leaves are messy and never seem to decompose after dropping in the spring and fall
15-20 feet tall at maturity with 8-12 foot spread
What am I buying?
We sell Southern Charm Dwarf Magnolias as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.
When are plants collected?
Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.
How are plants shipped?
All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using PirateShip.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.