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Alta Southern Magnolia - 3 Gallon Pot
Sporting wonderfully fragrant white flowers measuring 10 inches across that fill the air with a fresh, lemony aroma, 'Alta' is a handsome Southern Magnolia with a more narrow, columnar and dense growth habit than its cousins. Get all the details below!

Alta Southern Magnolia - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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1 $74.97


Alta Dwarf Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'TMGH' 'Little Gem' PP11612

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b   Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

Sporting wonderfully fragrant white flowers measuring 10 inches across that fill the air with a fresh, lemony aroma, 'Alta' is a handsome Southern Magnolia with a more narrow, columnar and dense growth habit than its cousins. Growing 25 to 30 feet tall and only 8-10 feet wide at maturity, Alta makes a fine selection for privacy screen plantings or to frame tall homes where space is limited.  Its dark green leaves with orange-bronze undersides are narrower than the species providing a unique and outstanding texture in the landscape. 

Note:  It's difficult, if not impossible, to provide information that relates to the mature size of the Alta Magnolia as no one anywhere seems to have a full-grown specimen. Here's what we do know: a height of 20 feet and width of 8 feet or so in 10 years can be expected.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in an upright columnar form 20 to 30 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide, the Alta Southern Magnolia is ideal for use as a focal point specimen, in groupings, or as an evergreen privacy screen planting or background. Also effective to frame the corners of tall homes or other buildings or as espalier; trained to grow against a wall. Can also be grown in containers though eventually might need to be transplanted to the landscape. A fine addition to fragrance gardens, white theme gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower gardens, and cottage gardens. 

Spacing:  7 to 8 feet apart for solid screens;  16 feet or more apart for space between trees





Cultural Preferences

Alta Southern Magnolia is very easy to grow in a moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. It prefers a soil rich in organic matter and grows well in full sun or part shade. For best flowering and foliage density, we suggest 4 hours or more per day of direct sunlight or all-day filtered sun.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, prune, feed and water Southern Magnolia trees.






Plant Details 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b   Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Tree
Height at Maturity:  20-30'
Width at Maturity: 6-8'
Spacing:  7-8' for solid hedge;  16'+ for space between between trees
Growth Habit / Form:  Columnar to Pyramidal, Dense, Upright
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  Large, 10"
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes - extremely fragrant!
Foliage Color:  Dark Green, Copper-orange undersides
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Humidity, Insect
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 7.5 (Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low




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