Planting position: Magnolia prefer a good sunny spot but will cope well with 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 the flowers. Soil: Whilst this Magnolia prefers an acidic soil, it will adapt and grow reasonably in other types. If you soil has a high lime content it may be an idea to prepare a hole larger than required, line it, then add some John Innes Ericaceous Mix this will make the soil a liitle more neutral by raising the acid content. Ensure the planting area has a good supply of water and does not dry out totally or become waterlogged.
Suitable for container planting: Possible but not something we would recommend.
Eventual height and spread: A relatively small variety of the Magnolia cultivar that will only even in ideal conditions a miximum modest height of only 4 metres with a 3 metre spread. An ideal choice for smaller compact gardens
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: Slow to medium.
Growth Habit: Upright Narrow
Evergreen: No deciduous
Flowering Period: A late flowering Magnolia, Flowers are produced from April throught to mid June
Foliage: Mid to dark green large leaves.
Winter hardy: Yes
A relatively easy plant to maintain that has no real specific requirements. When planting prepare the hole by adding plenty of peat, 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.