Greenback Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora 'MGTIG')


Greenback Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'MGTIG'

  • An evergreen magnolia tree
  • Large, creamy white flowers with a wonderful fragrance
  • Dense canopy with rich, shiny green foliage acting as the perfect background to the flowers
  • Easy Care

When in bloom, the Greenback Southern Magnolia tree can fill the air with a sweet perfume that entices you to enjoy your outdoor space longer. There is no doubt that this grandiflora magnolia tree is a Southern icon. What makes this Greenback ‘MGTIG’ so special is that unlike some other magnolia trees, this cultivar can grow to be a narrow, medium-sized tree with a natural vase-like shape so that it can fit in a broad range of landscapes – you do not need to have a big yard to grow one of these beauties! You still get the large, dark green, glossy foliage, which is the perfect background to the large, creamy white flowers that bloom in the summer, with that sweet perfume-like fragrance that people love. As a bonus, these are also excellent shade trees with a dense canopy, which is good news since you will probably be spending more time outdoors enjoying the sweet scent in the air!

There are many types of magnolia trees, and people rave about how easy this cultivar is to grow and establish. They prefer to grow in a spot that gets plenty of full sun exposure, so we like to plant them in a sunny spot as a natural specimen tree or shaped hedge. This Southern Magnolia tree has a moderate growth rate and once established, is a water-wise tree with low to moderate water requirements.

These flowering trees love to grow in the climate of Houston. Big Tex Tree Nursery has been growing these kinds of magnolia trees on our farms for decades and has them available in a variety of sizes. Buy big trees if you want to add instant natural maturity to your site, which is an excellent way to increase property value!


Large white fragrant blooms spring/summer

Great as a natural specimen tree or shaped hedge

Easy to grow and establish