Sunday, September 25, 2016

Magnolia Fruit May Surprise You

Magnolia blooms turn into fruit and seed, This seed is rather unusual in that it must stay moist to propagate. For that reason, most people buy seedlings or wrapped small trees to plant. So you get two-for-one beauty by having a Magnolia in your yard.  I planted one some 15 years ago in The Woodlands, and it is producing beautiful white flowers and red fruit every year now. Maybe you will want to plant a Magnolia tree this Spring to add to your personal forest. It is of deep southern culture. Creatures such as squirrels and birds love their fruit.

Magnolia fruit