DELIGHTFULLY FRAGRANT WHITE BLOSSOMS THAT DECORATE ANY HOME
- Amazingly aromatic, creamy white summer blossoms
- Dense, evergreen foliage creates a wonderful specimen tree
- Dark green, glossy leaves with a brown underside all year round
- Blooms at a young age and will typically have fast growth
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 6-9
- Mature Height: 50-70' tall
- Mature Width: 25-35' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 25-35' apart
Why plant Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia?
When they say "April showers bring May flowers" they weren't kidding! Delighting both the sense of sight and smell, you won't want to miss what the Claudia Wannamaker Magnolia has to offer. So let's jump right in! The Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia is known for providing a straight trunk, cone like canopy and a deliciously fragrant bloom. With dense foliage of leather like evergreen leaves that grow to 5-10 inches long, aromatic lovely white flowers around 8 inches across—this tree is a must have! The flowers of the Claudia Wannamaker are roughly 8" across, displaying 6 petals with a cup like shape at the end. Opening early morning and closing that night, we notice the fall of the stamens before the flower reopens. After this process the flowers turn brown and disintegrate, allowing the process to start all over through summer and into fall. The flowers produce cone-like seed pods containing rather large red seeds that drop come the end of the season.
The Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia was actually named after a one Claudia Wannamaker who in 1945 purchased a skinny 18" tree from a mail order nursery. Her cousin John F. Brailsford Sr. was the one who cultivated this Southern Magnolia and introduced it to the trade in 1956.
How to use Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia in the landscape?
The Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia is perfect for any home. Starting at a young age, this Southern Magnolia gifts us with its fragrant blooms starting in summer though the fall months. Like most trees, this one does have some leaf drop early in the season, however, being an evergreen tree even through winter the foliage remains. Standing tall at maturity, this tree grows with a natural pyramidal shape. Undeniably, the Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia would be wonderful planted as a statement piece in any landscape.
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
How To Plant Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia
Dependable and resilient the Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia is capable of growing in many different soil types from sandy to clay. However, this tree does better with moist soils. The Claudia Wannamaker Southern Magnolia is relatively easy to grow. We recommend picking a nice sunny location with well draining soil.
How To Water
When first planted, we recommend for the first 3-5 weeks you water twice weekly until winter. While watering, we advise you to be slow and through as to not cause stress. Be cautious of extreme weather and take precaution that your tree stands the test of time.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
To have a thriving Magnolia, you do not have to prune; however, if you do chose to do so, during their winter dormancy would be best.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
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