The magnolia contains about eighty species of trees of great ornamental value, characterized by deciduous or evergreen foliage and very large flowers. Among the most widespread species in Italy we can mention the Magnolia grandiflora, native to the southern regions of the United States. It can even reach a height of 30 meters, for an extension of the foliage that can reach even up to eight. It is an evergreen tree, which stands out for its large dark green ovate-shaped leaves, shiny and leathery, of the typical rust color on the lower side. The flowers, rounded white and cream, reach an opening of even 20 cm when they bloom in summer. The magnolias are planted in March-April in a well-drained clay soil, taking care to repair them from cold winds. In the early years the plant needs support and fertilization, which you will carry out in April. After a period of germination that can last even eighteen months, followed by a growth in pots up to four years, the plants can be planted. For the multiplication it is possible to proceed in the fall by making the basal branches branch off, which will take root within a year until they can be separated from the mother plant in the two following ones.