Magnolia

Magnolia × wieseneri

Magnolia - Magnolia × wieseneri

Common Name: Magnolia
Genus: Magnolia
Species: × wieseneri

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: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

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

A wonderful Magnolia that produces heavily scented flowers in early summer. Each cream-coloured cup-shaped flower has a prominent boss of pinkish-red stamens at its heart and is encased in three pale pink outer petals. It has a naturally shrubby and spreading habit but it can be trained from a young specimen to become more tree-like.

Garden Care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in midsummer.When planting, add plenty of peat to the planting hole and mulch each spring with manure and leaf mould - especially on drier soils.


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