All over the South you can see and smell the blooming of those beautiful and great Magnolia trees, and what a site is to behold! These splendid beauties are a fixture in the southern states, from coastal Virginia, south to central Florida and as far west as eastern Texas and Arkansas. What a picture it makes with its large dark leaves and large white fragrant flower. Standing tall, these stately Magnolia trees can be as high as 90 feet with huge strong limbs that are just right for climbing or a rope and tire swing.
I have seen communities with Magnolia tree-lined streets or several trees draping a drive way up to one of those Southern plantation home. Louisiana has made the Magnolia blossom their state flower. These big beautiful white blooms in the summer cover the tree which gives off a sweet fragrance. In our home in south Arkansas we had several of the beautiful trees in our yard, They were large and the limbs hovered over the yard to create a comfort shade from the summer heat.