Do Magnolias have berries?

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  1. Petronius

    Petronius In Flower

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    Cousin James resides in a different state. He has a magnolia tree. He told me he has seen red berries on it. He and I have never seen a magnolia tree have red berries. Please explain.
     
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  3. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    Magnolias certainly do produce fruits. otherwise how would they propagate themselves in the wild? Ours have red seed pods on most years. I have even taken the seeds from them and tried sowing them. Trouble is that the local mice adore them and dig them up.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Some magnolia's produce "fruits" that vaguely resemble hand grenades, or perhaps remotely....pineapples. The red berries are on the outside of these fruits. See foto:
    maggy.jpg

    Credit: Taken from "Today's Homeowner" website.

    I believe that the foto features a seed fruit from the Magnolia grandiflora.
     
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