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Magnolia macrophylla
Magnolia macrophylla
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Description

Rare even in its native habitat of South Carolina, USA, Magnolia macrophylla has huge flowers and the largest leaves of any Magnolia, up to 1 m (3 ft) long, green above and silvery-grey beneath. Established plants, have huge and fragrant, creamy-white flowers, sometimes up to 14 inches (30+ cm) in diameter.

With such bold foliage Magnolia macrophylla must be grown out of the wind in a sheltered situation and is susceptible to damage by spring frosts until mature, once established it is fully hardy and a stunning tree.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 years old, 25 - 40 cm tall)


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, lime free, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: reasonably hardy. Magnolia macrophylla requires a warm, sheltered position to establish well.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Effectively a shrub for many years, Magnolia macrophylla eventually grows to be a small, rounded tree.
    • Height: up to 8 m (26 ft).
    • Spread: up to 8 m (26 ft).
  • Notes: Magnolia macrophylla can be planted for up to 8 - 12 years before it flowers fully and so is generally best considered a foliage plant in the short term.

 


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