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Magnolia x soulangeana

Magnolia x soulangeana

Saucer magnolia, Chinese magnolia

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These magnificent small trees or large shrubs are grown for their flowers. The Japanese Magnolia is a cross between Magnolia liliiflora x Magnolia denudata. They are covered in tulip shape flowers in early Spring well before the leaves appear, making a striking display.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Spring, Winter

Harvesting

Branches of flowers can be cut and used in the vase during flowering time.

Propagation

Cuttings
Greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Aisia, China
Natural climate
Temperate to Cold

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Magnoliaceae
Flower colour
Deep rose pink to violet purple
Scent
None

Problems

Prone to honey fungus, coral spot and scale insects.

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