MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Blue Opal'

Commonly known as Cucumber tree


MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Blue Opal'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £70.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre

 

  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 25cm (10in) long, dark green above, lighter and softly hairy beneath
  • Yellow
    dark yellow flowers
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - 'acuminata' is more tolerant of alkaline soils. A compact shrub maturing over decades into a tree
  • Pests & Diseases
    scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin.
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Magnolias - larger gardens
  • Core Plants
    Magnolia
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped - 10cm (4in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Ovate
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
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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
15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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