Name: Scott S.
I reside in Southeastern Wisconsin (Waukesha County) and am looking to
a non-native species into our landscape design. The Southern Magnolia
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
but thrive in our conditions. I have heard that the 'Edith Bogue' and
the 'Victoria' have been able to create a beautiful Broadleaf ornamental
climate. If this is the case, I am also interested in finding the best
for hearty trees of these varieties. I would appreciate your
assistance with my questions.
This page has a hardiness zone map for southern Magnolia
This web page indicates up to 10 yrs to start flowering. Should be soon?
You could check with your local agricultural extension office.
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