This most magnificent of all flowering evergreens is perfectly hardy. There are many specimens from four to ten feet in height I lately had the pleasure of seeing one twenty feet in height, with a stem two feet in circumference, which produces many hundreds of its fragrant flowers annually. It is sheltered on the north by buildings, but has no protection from the morning sun, which, in winter, slightly injures young plants. There are several varieties, as Proecox, Exmouthii, etc, equally hardy, notwithstanding they are rarely seen in shrubberries.

Magnolia Grandiflora #1

Frequent allusion has been made in this journal to two fine trees of the evergreen magnolia, which flourished eight miles north of Philadelphia, without any particular care or shelter. Considerable curiosity has been manifested to ascertain how they withstood the past winter. We regret to state that they were both utterly killed. Smaller specimens in the neighborhood, while they lost their leaves, survived the unparalleled cold and are looking well. We think it established that Baltimore is the most northern limit for its successful growth in the open ground and even, there it is sometimes injured. A few degrees south of that place it flourishes in brilliant beauty.

Magnolia Grandiflora #2

Of all the broad-leaved Evergreens, this is unquestionably tie finest, being immeasurably in advance of the fine English Laurels, Portugal Laurels, Ac, in foliage; forms a nobler and more stately tree; and to these fine qualities add its superlatively beautiful flowers. All large, well-established plants passed safely over our severe winter, and many bloomed finely the past summer; in most instances, however, they lost -their foliage, and where plants were young, and grown vigorously, they were considerably injured. It may, however, be taken as a rule, that established plants, with well-matured wood, will sustain 10° below zero without injury.