Thursday, June 11, 2009

Magnolia Grandiflora

I have 2 Magnolia Grandiflora trees in my garden, one starting to bloom with a large ivory flower. The magnolia trees can grow very big and tall, I never add any fertilizer, just hope it won't grow too fast. The fragrant flowers attract bees and also Japanese Beetles ;(

According to University of Georgia publication, Magnolia is one of the oldest evergreen trees. Their ancestors were growing in the time of the dinosaurs, since 80 to 100 million years ago.


  1. These are grand old trees and figured prominently in gardening history. Bummer on the J. beetles.

  2. Hi VueJardin, how are you today? Any plans for the weekend yet? These two lovely magnolia trees have large blooms. I love them! Those redish leaves are new shoots? Hmm... growing nicely... great! Oh, those beetles... they are like resting on the petals. Do they eat up the flower?

  3. This is a special flower/tree, the flower looks big indeed. How many years you already have it?

  4. Tina, Steph, and Muggle,

    I got the magnolia tree a year ago, but it's already 4 ft tall that time. The flower is quite large size, too bad the beetles found its victim. I will cut some of the fruit tree leaves that damaged by the Japanese Beetles tomorrow.
    Have a nice weekend!


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