I have a Magnolia Grandaflora I believe.
History: We live east of Raleigh and about three years ago we were helping my daughter' clean up the plantings in front of her house. As we were cleaning up My wife found a 14" seedling that was growing at the edge of her air conditioner.
The parent Tree is about 30 feet tall and is conical shaped, and comes down to the ground. As I said I believe it is Grandaflora, or a close cultivar based on the leaves and the flowers.
I suspect that my seedling, now about 4' tall that was grown from seed, has probably reverted to the unknown original stock.
I know this is not much but hopefully my question does not need more.
While the Parent tree grows from the ground, will it be possible in the coming years to trim this tree so that as it matures I will be able to walk under it, or is it magnolia natural predestine to grow in this conical shape that goes to the ground.