In greeting visitors to the spring 2010 tour of the White House gardens and grounds, Michelle Obama invited the public to "wander past red, white, and pink azaleas, more than 8,000 tulips, ornamental cherry trees, dogwoods, and the Southern magnolia
trees planted by President Andrew Jackson in honor of his beloved wife, Rachel.
Family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate a living and loving reminder of the importance of cultivating safe neighborhoods, and of a young boy whose memory will forever bloom in the white flowers of a Southern magnolia
The six species are: red maple, sweetgum, loblolly pine, post oak, Southern magnolia
and American holly.
Early Southern gardeners' enthusiasm for Southeastern natives, like oakleaf hydrangea, mountain laurel, and Southern magnolia
, is also well documented, as is the use of plants and designs as recorded in horticultural writing of the period, including Francois Andre Michaux's The North American Sylva (1819), William Prince's A Short Treatise on Horticulture (1828), Andrew Jackson Downing's The Horticulturist (1858), and Mary Catherine Rion's Ladies 'Southern Florist (1860).
Roosevelt's tree matched a Southern Magnolia
planted by Warren Harding in 1922.
M grandiflora, the bull bay or southern magnolia
, is one of the few evergreens and this is, as the name suggests, a common tree in the southern USA.
Of these, three are considered the prime commercial magnolias: southern magnolia
or Magnolia grandiflora; sweetbay or Magnolia virginiana; and cucumber tree, Magnolia acuminata.
This is one reason the deep evergreen leaves of the southern magnolia
are so well-complemented by its own white blooms.
The tree species being planted in Cypress Point Park on November 14 include Live Oak, Longleaf Pine, Southern Magnolia
and Pignut Hickory.
Kerry is the epitome of a Southern magnolia
, working as a veterinarian in her father's clinic and developing a lasting relationship with her fiance, Frank Borth, Sheriff of Harrison County and ex-Vietnam vet.
The DWP offers up to seven five-gallon trees, with 50 varieties from which to choose, including jacaranda, white alder, camphor tree, Canary Island pine, California sycamore and Southern magnolia
Grandiflora, the southern magnolia
, is an evergreen which flowers from mid-summer onwards with heavily fragrant, huge white or cream cup-shaped blooms.
The beautiful southern magnolia
supplied ingredients for various teas and extracts for treatment of colds, gout and malaria.
Photo: Grapevine wreath is trimmed with holly sprig, pyracantha berries, and branch tip (with seed pod) of Southern magnolia
He has planted trees using seedlings from a southern magnolia
tree planted behind the White House by Andrew Jackson, a water oak tree that Helen Keller studied as a child, and seeds from the last surviving Rambo apple tree planted by John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman.