Edith Bogue Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'

A beautiful street or yard tree with evergreen foliage that works well under power lines. This cultivar has strong winter hardiness and is a great performer in the Pacific Northwest. The large white flowers have an unforgettable fragrance that you will look forward to year after year.

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 25 feet

Mature Spread: 25 feet

Tree Shape: Round

Where to Plant:
Perfect for smaller planting strips under power lines or in small yard spaces.

Large glossy dark evergreen leaves.

Large white flowers with incredible fragrance. Flowers start in spring and continue in a sparse manner throughout the summer.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Prefers well-drained soil in full sun to light open shade.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems. A better performer under wind and snow than other southern magnolia cultivars.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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