There are no magnolia trees in my yard but there always seem to be leaves from magnolia trees that blow into my yard from one of my neighbor’s trees. I never really paid much attention to how many magnolia trees are in my neighborhood until recently. I found an unusual number of brown magnolia tree leaves in my front yard and it gave me pause. I looked around with a more critical eye, searching out the stately trees with the distinctive blooms.
As it turns out, the original developer of this neighborhood must have really liked magnolia trees, because I can see a magnolia tree was deliberately planted in the front yard of every third house all the way down my block, on both sides of the street. That is actually a large number of magnolia trees and that many would not just be a coincidence.
The trees are actually evergreens, which means they keep their leaves throughout the year and do not drop their leaves like all the deciduous trees here. But they are mostly known for their beautiful, large white blossoms, which last a long time and are very popular for southern brides bouquets and decorations in the home.