MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Alta'

Commonly known as Bull bay, Loblolly magnolia

Very hardy variety. Columnar in habit. Dark green shiny leaves and rust coloured indumentum. White fragrant flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly ovate, leathery leaves to 20cm (8in) long
  • White
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tree
    Compact, upright habit
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Alta'

 
Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
Medium £40.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Specimen £90.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Good against a sunny wall. The columnar habit makes this just suitable for a garden with limited space.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Southeastern USA. Garden origin. USA. 1993. Thomas Julian Strickland
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Magnolias - smaller gardens
  • Core Plants
    Magnolia
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • 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 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Richly fragrant
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
    Suitable for chalk
  • Tree Shape
    Narrowly columnar
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6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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