Magnolia grandiflora 'Southern Charm'
Southern magnolias are the southern belles of evergreen plants producing large, fragrant,
creamy white flowers, traditionally found on large estates and plantations of the
south. In the urban landscape the species is too big, enter ‘Southern Charm’ also
known as Teddybear® a dwarf, compact version of the species.
Teddybear grows 16 to 20 feet high and 10 to 12 feet wide in an upright pyramidal
form. This tight growth habit makes it suitable for smaller gardens, screens, avenues,
and specimens, as well as large planters and containers. Teddybear leaves are deep
green, glossy above with a dense reddish-brown fur on the underside, thus the Teddybear
name. It is not too finicky about soil types, but grows best in deep, nutrient-rich,
acidic, welldrained soil. Once established, it grows best with regular moisture, but
will tolerate brief periods of drought. It grows best in full sun and benefits from
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7-9