Moonglow Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana 'Jim Wilson'

This upright, evergreen magnolia has bright green leaves with silver undersides that catch your attention. It produces creamy-white blooms in the summer that carry a lemony fragrance.

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 30 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Upright

Where to Plant:
Perfect for under power lines or in small yard spaces. Not appropriate for larger yard spaces or planting strips without overhead power lines.

Evergreen. Glossy green on top and silver underneath.

Creamy white with a light lemony fragrance.

Cone-like fruits with bright red seeds mature in the fall and are a food source for birds. Can be showy.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun to light or open shade. Prefers moist but well drained soil.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems. Knock snow off of the limbs while the tree is establishing.

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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