Southern Magnolia Tree Seed Pods

@CarolDM (157553)
United States
October 14, 2021 11:18am CST
Every year during the fall the Southern Magnolia tree produces these seed pods. The red seeds are often eaten by many birds. You can also plant magnolia trees from the seeds. I have not tried this yet. But my neighbor came over and took an entire seed pod with her. She will try her hand at planting a tree. These magnolia trees get massive. You have to make sure you have plenty of room for the roots to grow. I reminded her to keep it away from her home. The roots can get into the septic system and cause problems. Mine is out away from the house. Another one would be nice to have. Photo is mine.
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• United States
14 Oct
Magnolias and sweet tea are among my favorite things about the South. Oh, and Southern gothic literature, of course. It is a beautiful photo.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
I totally agree. This is a favorite tree. Thank you.
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@marlina (132794)
• Canada
14 Oct
I don't like when the roots get too big
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
That is why mine is planted away from the house.
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@Tampa_girl7 (47248)
• United States
14 Oct
I noticed the seeds last week on our magnolia trees.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
Oh cool. I love seeing these. Birds do too.
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@FourWalls (36220)
• United States
14 Oct
Ah, southern magnolias. One reason I love the south. Beautiful seed pod.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
I know, these are wonderful trees. Thanks!
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@DaddyEvil (58100)
• United States
14 Oct
There are Magnolia trees around here but I've never seen a seed pod like that before. It's pretty!
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
There are different varieties of magnolia trees. Thanks!
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@DaddyEvil (58100)
• United States
14 Oct
@CarolDM Oh! I didn't know that. You're welcome.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
@DaddyEvil At least 10 that I know about.
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@RebeccasFarm (48114)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Oct
Those magnolia trees are beautiful I have seen them, but never saw the seed pods.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
I love the one in my yard. It is full of these pods.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Oct
@CarolDM I bet it is gorgeous Carol
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
@RebeccasFarm I will post the tree soon.
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@DocAndersen (50402)
• United States
15 Oct
they are pretty twice a year, flowering and seeds! beautiful trees!
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
15 Oct
I love them all year long with the dark evergreen leaves.
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@DocAndersen (50402)
• United States
15 Oct
@CarolDM perhaps you need to become Carol Magnolia Seed, and be like johnny appleseed!
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
15 Oct
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@wolfgirl569 (48946)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Oct
Many trees will do that. Especially the pretty ones
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
15 Oct
The only one in my yard. Good to know.
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@wolfgirl569 (48946)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Oct
@CarolDM I love weeping willows but they will do that also. Thought about planting one in that so called pond we have
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
15 Oct
@wolfgirl569 My neighbor has two of those.
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@rebelann (90393)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Oct
Those seeds are really pretty. I've seen a white magnolia tree in moms yard but it didn't get very big.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
15 Oct
Thanks. Mine is over 30 feet tall.
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@rebelann (90393)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Oct
I think mom's might have gotten up to perhaps 20' or so. It's way too dry here for them
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
15 Oct
@rebelann I enjoy this one very much.
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@just4him (255147)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Oct
They're such pretty trees. I hope she does well with the seed pod.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
Thanks I do as well.
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@just4him (255147)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Oct
@CarolDM You're welcome.
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@sharon6345 (289433)
• United States
14 Oct
I could only imagine your yard with a full view. It is priceless.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
I keep saying I will do a full video one day. And I will. Thank you.
@sharon6345 (289433)
• United States
14 Oct
@CarolDM You should and I will watch it.
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@RasmaSandra (47142)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Oct
That is interesting and something I did not know. Back in Latvia, the trees that bloomed with white blossoms were chestnut trees,
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
18 Oct
It seems that each type of tree has their own characteristics.
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@much2say (51140)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Oct
I love planting from seeds, but well, we definitely would not have the room for such a massive tree. You are fortunate to have all that that yard area! The seed pod looks so pretty too!
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
18 Oct
Thanks, I am not planting any more either.
@JudyEv (255231)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Oct
There are a lot of these in parks in Melbourne where our son lives. They are really lovely.
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
15 Oct
I enjoy this one year round.
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@Fleura (17328)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
That is so bizarre! It looks as though someone has varnished some kidney beans and stuck them all over a chocolate-coated pine cone!
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@CarolDM (157553)
• United States
14 Oct
Yes it does! They are all over the tree and the ground.
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@arunima25 (66588)
• Bangalore, India
18 Oct
So, you need a really huge place to plant them. It was a good advice to plant it away from her home. You can try planting some using the seeds. You might have one more soon.