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Magnolia soulangeana

Review Notes: Ultimate Height: 8m
Ultimate Spread: 4m
Time to ultimate height: 20-50 year(s)

Preferred common name: saucer magnolia
Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit clusters.

Pruning
These evergreen shrubs and deciduous trees and certain deciduous shrubs need very little pruning and are best left to their own devices in most cases. They do not send out vigorous shoots that need curbing. Remove diseased , damaged congested or crossing shoots. Shoots that are growing in unwanted directions can also be pruned out. Do this in late winter or early spring, unless late summer or early autumn pruning is specified to avoid bleeding and facilitate rapid healing of cut surfaces. These plants flower on previous or current year's growth.

Pests Can get horse chestnut scale , capsid bug and snails .
Diseases Generally disease free.

Soil Acid or Neutral. Well-drained. Clay, Loam or Sand.
Aspect East, West or South facing. Sheltered.

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

Flowers: Purple and White in Spring.

Foliage: Dark Green.

Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous.

Fragrance: Flower.

Suggested Plant Uses: Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Patio/Container Plants or Wall-side Borders.

Supplied Height Approx 12" 1.95 + P&P







Plant Type:- Tree
Colour:- Purple and White in Spring

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