Magnolia wilsonii

Magnolia - Magnolia wilsonii

Common Name: Magnolia
Genus: Magnolia
Species: wilsonii

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

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 6.00 m (600 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April to June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This deciduous magnolia will produce its pendant cup-shaped flowers later than many of the other spring flowering types but they are definitely worth waiting for. They appear in late spring on reddish-purple shoots and seem to glow like large lanterns amongst the felted green foliage. When viewed from below the contrast between the pure white petals and dark crimson stamens is breathtaking in its simplicity. Its practical appeal lies in its ability to be trained as a small tree as well as a larger multi-stemmed shrub.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken diseased or crossing branches after flowering. Mulch in spring with manure and leaf mould especially on dry soils.

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