Magnolia

Magnolia 'Butterflies'

Magnolia - Magnolia  'Butterflies'

Common Name: Magnolia
Genus: Magnolia
Cultivar: 'Butterflies'

Pierre Magnol was a Professor of Botany during the 16th century.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Green-flushed yellow, slender-petalled cup-shaped flowers which open widely as the flowers mature to reveal red stamens appear on this hybrid before the leaves emerge in spring. This beautiful small tree or large shrub makes a spectacular specimen for the spring garden especially when underplanted with seasonal flowering bulbs. Try to plant it where you can take full advantage of the scented flowers.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in midsummer. The best time to plant is in April, adding plenty of peat to the planting hole in a sheltered spot. Mulch in spring with manure and leafmould especially on dry soils.


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