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Bull Bay

Magnolia grandiflora

Also known as

Southern Magnolia, Great Laurel-Leaved Magnolia, Large-Flowered Magnolia, Laurel Magnolia, Loblolly Magnolia, Laurier Tulipier, Evergreen magnolia, Loblolly, Exmouth magnolia, Bull bay

Magnolia grandiflora flower by see here (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

13m

12m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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A photo of Bull Bay

Bull Bay Overview

Magnolia grandiflora is a large evergreen shrub or tree species from the Magnoliaceae family, commonly known by many names including Bull Bay, Southern Magnolia and Great Laurel-Leaved Magnolia. Originating from Southeastern USA, this plant produces glossy green leaves and cup-shaped, creamy-white, scented flowers up to 25cm in diameter. It has a rounded, bushy habit.

Common problems with Bull Bay

How to propagate Bull Bay

Seed

Layering

Cuttings

Grafting

Grafting in winter.

Special features of Bull Bay

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Bull Bay

Specimen, ornamental, shade, fragrance, interesting foliage. Summer interest.

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