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Magnolia grandiflora 'Hasse'

Description

'Hasse' is a cultivar of the southern magnolia with a slender canopy in the Magnoliaceae family.

Allow plenty of room for its roots that can spread up to four times its canopy width.  This extra space will also help the tree to be more drought tolerant. 

With its wide root spread, it makes a great candidate for a location on a slope.  The root system can be a benefit where erosion is an issue, the root system can stabilize or hold the soil, preventing washing.

As with many magnolia trees, girdling roots can be an issue.  Before planting, ensure that the root system is not encasing the trunk.  Cut away any such roots.  The optimum time for planting is any time other than the heat of summer.  Adequate watering should be maintained during the first season.  

The preferred growing condition include moist, well-drained, acidic, loam based soils.  However, less than desirable conditions are tolerated.  

Leaf drop can occur during the first year due to transplant shock.  Once acclimated to its site, leaf drop will decrease.  

With its fruits dropping to the ground when ripe, consider allowing the limbs to grow naturally, that is to the ground.  Trees that are limbed up and be quite messy.  Allowing the fruits and foliage to accumulate can also provide natural mulch to the planted area. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  There is some susceptibility to verticillium wilt, as well as magnolia scale.  Insect damage from the tulip-poplar weevil and Magnolia borer can be observed.  

Diseases include blight, scabs, black mildew, and leaf spot.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Species:
    grandiflora
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Landscape
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Layering
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Wildlife Value:
    The fruits attract birds. The flowers are visited by butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Buffer
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Shade
    Wildlife Food Source
    Wind Break
    Dimensions:
    Height: 25 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    The fruits are a fuzzy brown cone that emerge after flowering. As the season progresses they will have bright red seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    The showy, fragrant flowers emerge in the spring and sometimes continue into the summer. The cream-white blooms can reach widths of 10".
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    As new leaves emerge in the spring, older leaves are shed. The underside of the leaf is covered with a fine fuzz.
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    The thin bark is easily damaged from impact.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    New growth is green, turning to brown as they mature.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Vertical Spaces
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Flowering Tree
    Shade Tree
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Humidity
    Pollution
    Rabbits
    Salt
    Wind
    Problems:
    Messy