Magnolia × soulangeana 'Alba'

Magnolia - Magnolia × soulangeana  'Alba'

Common Name: Magnolia
Genus: Magnolia
Species: ◊ soulangeana
Cultivar: 'Alba'

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

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 7.00 m (700 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
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

One of the most popular magnolias with large dark green leaves that start to appear in mid spring at about the same time as the huge pure white goblet-shaped flowers which are flushed purple-pink at the base. This is an excellent magnolia for smaller gardens as it remains a shapely shrub for many years and even when it is mature is a manageable small tree.

Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches after flowering. 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 leaf mould especially on dry soils.

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