Magnolia grandiflora 'Claudia Wannamaker'

Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia

Category: Evergreen, Flowering, Screening | Size: Medium | Hardiness Zones: 7 , 8 , 9 | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Urban Tolerant, Wet Soil Tolerant
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"Claudia" has proven over decades of use to be one of the best Southern Magnolias available. The brown back leaves are a nice dark green and smaller than those of a typical Magnolia grandiflora. The tree is floriferous from a young age and makes a nice early summer show of fragrant flowers. Introduced by the great Johnny Brailsford of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Category: Medium flowering and screening tree; broadleaf evergreen
Hardiness: 7 to 9
Foliage: Compact sized brown back leaves
Flower: Large white, early summer
Fruit: Interesting cones of red fruit
Winter Interest: Foliage is excellent year round
Texture: Coarse
Shape: Oblong
Mature Size: 40' tall by 25' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Magnolia grandiflora 'Claudia' likes rich, moist, well-drained, acid soil; tolerates wet feet; heat tolerant
Native Habitat: Eastern US native