Genus Magnolia Species grandiflora Cultivar 'Southern Charm' Teddy BearÂ® Common Name Teddy BearÂ® Southern Magnolia Patent ID pp# 13049 Height 18 to 20 Feet Spread 10 to 12 Feet Habit Very compact, dense upright tree. Slow growth rate. Zone 7 to 9 Culture Full sun. Flower Fragrant white flowers, 6-8" wide. Begins blooming May and continues until Fall. Flower Color White Foliage Small to medium sized 2-4" wide by 3-6" long shiny dark green. Leaf back is reddish-brown. Evergreen Categories: Flowering Tree Specialty Tree Description The original Teddy Bear® Southern Magnolia at Head-Lee Nursery in South Carolina is 19 years old and only 17 feet tall and 10 feet wide.