Magnolia kobus Magnolia

Magnolia

Description: An upright, small to medium sized tree with obovate leaves, and fragrant white flowers, each with six petals, in spring, followed by pink fruits splitting to reveal scarlet seeds. 

History: Native to the forests of Japan and the nearby Quelpaert Island of South Korea. Introduced to Britain in 1879 by Charles Maries who brought seeds to be grown at Veitch’s Coombe Wood Nursery.

Magnolia Growing Tips: Full sun to part shade lover, best grown in consistently moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Provide sheltered site as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds, and late frosts. Shape and size can be controlled by pruning which should be done either immediately after flowering or during late summer.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Prune after flowering
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Scented flowers
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: April
  • Needs well-draining site
  • S Size: Small

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