MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Le Nantais'

Large, pure white, double flowers.
  • Evergreen
    Leathery, glossy leaves to 20cm (8in) long with rust-brown indumentum on the undersides
  • White
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Fast-growing selection. Produces large flowers to 25cm (10in) across
  • Tree
  • 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)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Le Nantais'



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Long flowering season. Tolerates pruning well
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. pre 1865. France.
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Magnolias - larger gardens
  • Core Plants
  • Flower Shape
    Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
    Sometimes with extra petals inside the flower
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Spicy, lemon scent
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
    Tolerates dry, alkaline soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)

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