Evergreen Magnolia/Southern Magnolia
Near the east wall of the Temple of Justice, and best observed from the eastern esplanades of the Legislative Building
- Evergreen, growing 60-80 feet tall and 40 feet wide.
- Bold, glossy leaves with prominent veins and texture, often with a warm red-brown fuzz on their undersides. The tree also has giant white blossoms that appear from May through October.
- No known serious susceptibilities.
- Landscape uses include specimen and planting in parks.
History and significance:
Its wood is used to make furniture, pallets and veneer. The seeds are eaten by squirrels, rabbits and birds. Its leathery, bold foliage is prized by florists.