Magnolia Soulangeana is one of the most popular magnolias, with large, dark green leaves that start to appear in mid spring, at about the same time as the huge, pink & white goblet-shaped flowers. This is a good magnolia for smaller gardens,as it remains a shapely shrub for many years, and even when it is mature, is a manageable small tree.
Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in midsummer. The best time to plant is in April, adding plenty of ericaceous compost to the planting hole, in a sheltered spot. Mulch in spring with manure and leafmould, especially on dry soils.
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Height after 10 years 200-250cm
- Full sun or partial shade
- Moist, well-drained, acidic soil
- Average rate of growth
- Flowers April and May
- Fully hardy