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MAGNOLIA officinalis var. biloba


Large £70.00 each

  • Deciduous - obovate leaves 20-40cm (8-16in) long by 11-20cm (4-8in) wide with a deep notch at the apex.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - pink red flushed green outside
  • White - white inside
  • Height - 10m (33ft) or more
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • Tree
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - requires a sheltered site
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - occurs only in cultivation
  • Medicinal properties - the highly aromatic bark is used widely in Chinese medecine.
  • Place of origin - southeastern China
  • Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped - - 10-30cm (4-12in) across with 9-12 tepals
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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 columnar -
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
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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
Trees - Care Guide
10m (33ft) or more
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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