Magnolia virginiana ‘Jim Wilson’ Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana 'Jim Wilson' Moonglow

Description: Semi-evergreen, upright, small tree with glossy, dark green obovate leaves. The single flowers are creamy white, with a lemon scent. They appear in profusion from late May for about a month, and then sporadically throughout the summer.

History: Patented as ‘Jim Wilson’ in 1999, but commonly named Moonglow.

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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