• Deciduous
    mid-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Red
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright shrub or small tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds.
  • Partial shade

MAGNOLIA 'Susan'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    M. liliiflora 'Nigra' x M. stellata 'Rosea'
    Pests & Diseases
    Honey fungus, coral spot, scale insects
    Place of origin
    USA. mid 1950s. National Arboretum, Washington DC.
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Magnolias - smaller gardens
  • Core Plants
    Magnolia
  • Flower Shape
    Goblet-shaped
    Narrow, to 15cm (6in) across. Up to 6 tepals which are usually twisted.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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Mar
Apr
May
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Magnolia - A guide to sizing and pricing
Magnolia - Care Guide
Magnolia - Hybridisation
Magnolia - Propagation
Magnolia - Spotlight Videos
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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