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Magnolia x soulangeana (Lily Tree)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Magnolia x soulangeana Description

This deciduous small tree bears white - pink goblet shaped flowers. Spring blossom gives way to green foliage, however this trees spreading multi- stemmed structure makes it an attractive specimen - even when not flowering - 4.5m x 3m


Magnolia x soulangeana - Cultivation Notes

Magnolia requires fertile well drained soil- avoiding chalk. Flowers are damaged by frost / wind - so plant under shelter in full / partial sun. Prune out dead / shape in late summer. Mulch annually


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Magnolia x soulangeana:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Magnolia x soulangeana

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Magnolia x soulangeana:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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plants & trees with autumn colour / foliage
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Common Missspellings: Magnowlia, Magnolea, Magneolia, Magolia, Magnolaea