Samuel Sommer Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora 'Samuel Sommer’)


Samuel Sommer Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Samuel Sommer'

  • Other common name is Bull Bay
  • Evergreen Magnolia
  • Large, fragrant white flowers
  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Medium to large sized tree

These Magnolia trees are the legendary “Southern Belles,” prized for their beautiful, perfect, large, fragrant white flowers that bloom from spring to fall. Southeastern United States natives, this is the Magnolia grandiflora ‘Samuel Sommer,’ and this cultivar of Southern Magnolia is an evergreen with big, glossy dark green leaves, and forms an upright oval crown that spreads with age. They can provide an attractive shade cover all year long! We like to plant them as a specimen lawn tree, and they also function perfectly as a privacy screen or windbreak when planted side by side!

Samuel Sommer Southern Magnolia trees prefer to grow in a spot with full sun to partial shade exposure, though they thrive in hot conditions once established. Their carefree nature and ease of growth make this Magnolia grandiflora cultivar ideal for any low-maintenance landscape. They have a fast growth rate and once they are firmly established, have low to moderate water requirements.

If you love the sight of big and beautiful white flowers gracing your landscape, you will love these Samuel Sommer Magnolia trees. Give them space to grow and they will reward you with their attractive foliage and lovely fragrant flowers! Need additional guidance on where and how to use these magnolia trees? Call or visit any of our nurseries throughout Houston and our nursery pros will be glad to help! We offer free home, and business design consultations at our nurseries and our pros will help you handpick the perfect trees, shrubs, and other plants for the perfect spot in your yard!

Relax while our professional planting crew does all the work! Big Tex Tree Nurseries make it easy for you to have a beautiful landscape that adds plenty of curb appeal and can increase property value.


Large white fragrant blooms

Evergreen canopy provides year-round shade

Easy to grow and establish

Low maintenance and little pruning