Planting position: Magnolia Tree Betty prefer a good sunny spot but will cope well with light partial shade. Preferably plant somewhere away from exposed windy sites and somewhere that avoids frost as much as possible, this is more important in early spring than during the winter as late harsh late frosts may damage furry buds and the flowers.
Soil: Sand Clay and Loam.
Suitable for container planting: Yes can adapt to being grown in a pot.
Eventual height and spread: In absolute ideal conditions upto 4 metres. More realistically you should expect to acheive around 2.5 metres with a similar spread.
Pruning: Not really a necessity, if you choose to it should be done in Mid-summer when the tree is in full leaf. Any broken or damaged branches can be removed as they occur.
Growth speed: Medium
Growth Habit: Bushy
Evergreen: No deciduous
Flowering Period: Produces stunning large tulip shaped white flowers in April through to May, leaves arrive towards the end of the flowering period
Foliage: Mid to dark green large leaves.
Winter hardy: Yes
A relatively easy plant to maintain, that has no real specfic requirements. When preparing your hole add some well rotted manure or a loam based compost this will help the plant adapt to its new surroundings quicker, also ensure your plant is planted at the same depth as it is in the pot. Like all new plants ensure a good water supply until established.
A relatively easy plant to maintain, that has no real specfic requirements.