3 Unusual Late Blooming Plants

Late Blooming Plants

  • When does a Japanese Magnolia bloom?
  • When does an Apple tree bloom?
  • When does the Southern Magnolia bloom?

The answer is that all of these (and many – or most – other plants) bloom in the spring time. Yet I have all three trees blooming right now in September! I am not certain why but I am in South Louisiana and almost into zone 9 so the long growing season may have something to do with it.  The Apple (Granny Smith) was just planted this spring but the Japanese Magnolia and the Southern Magnolia are both probably about 10 years old. Interestingly, the JM is blooming on a sucker off the root of the tree(?).

Anyway, here are photos of the blooms:

Late Blooming Granny Smith Apple

Malus x domestica ‘Granny Smith’


Granny Smith Apple Bloom

Late Blooming Granny Smith Apple

For more information about the Granny Smith Apple, visit the wiki page here.

Late Blooming Japanese Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangiana (or Magnolia liliiflora)

(Also known as Saucer Magnolia,Tulip Tree, Mulan magnolia, Purple magnolia, Red magnolia, Lily magnolia, Tulip magnolia, Jane magnolia,. and Woody-orchid.)

For more information about the “Tulip Tree” (or any other name for this beauty), visit the wiki page here.

Late Blooming Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora

(Also known as Bull Bay, Sweet Magnolia)

Late Blooming Southern Magnolia

Late Blooming Southern Magnolia

For more information about the Southern Magnolia, visit the Florida Gardener page here.



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