magnolia tree - Knowledgebase Question

Lakeshore, Fl
Question by oneavefenix
October 5, 2009
I am planning to plant a magnolia tree at least 30 feet from my house. how much danger I am exposing my new roof with growing magnolia's roots systems or by tree falling from strong winds or huricanes?

Answer from NGA
October 5, 2009


Because magnolias are mostly evergreen (the canopy can act like a sail in the wind) and most are quite large at maturity, I'd suggest planting a dwarf such as 'Little Gem'. You'll still get the flowers and fragrance, and the look of a magnolia tree, but on a much smaller scale. Small trees are much less likely to cause damage during wind storms or hurricanes. Best wishes with your landscape!

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