Magnolias bloom during the spring season. The blossoms can be white, yellow, purple, pink or red. The blossoms are large, and each flower has several petals.
Magnolias can be evergreen or deciduous. The evergreen varieties are abundant in the southern United States. Magnolias are the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi. Evergreen magnolia seedlings can take up to 10 years to come to full bloom after they are planted. Deciduous magnolias include the saucer magnolia, which are large flowers that are brightly colored. These trees thrive in acidic soil that is well-drained. All magnolias thrive in soil that is rich in organic matter.