Magnolia obovata (White) Magnolia

Magnolia

Description: Vigorous large deciduous tree with handsome obovate leaves. Flowers are creamy-white with crimson stamens, very fragrant. Fruit is cone-like and bright red.

History: Originating from the Kuril Islands and Japanese Islands

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
  • Flowering month: May
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Needs well-draining site
  • S Size: Small

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