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Removal of historic White House magnolia proves trees don't live forever - Chicago Tribune

It was a sad day in December when the historic Jackson Magnolia on the White House grounds had to be cut down after 19 decades. The three-story-tall tree, which was planted in 1828 by President Andrew Jackson in memory of his late wife, was severely decayed, and its structure was so compromised that it would be dangerous to leave it standing, according to arborists from the U.S. National...


  1. Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae.It is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.. Magnolia is an ancient genus. Appearing before bees did, the flowers are theorized to have evolved to encourage pollination by beetles.To avoid damage from pollinating beetles, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are extremely tough.
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  3. Cucumber tree magnolia is so named because the fruits look somewhat like cucumbers. It is also commonly known as the mountain magnolia or the yellow cucumbertree. The flowers are an interesting shade of yellow-green and can be somewhat similar to a tulip. This tree grows best in full sun or partial shade.
  4. Magnolia Tree Culture For any magnolia, pick planting site carefully. Virtually all types are hard to move once established, and many grow quite large. The best soil for magnolias is fairly rich, well drained, and neutral to slightly acid; if necessary, add generous amounts of organic matter when planting.
  5. Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from southeastern North Carolina to central Florida, and west to East Texas.Reaching 27.5 m (90 ft) in height, it is a large, striking evergreen tree, with large dark green leaves up to 20 cm (7 3 ⁄ 4 in) long and 12 cm (4 3 ⁄ 4 in) wide ...
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