Magnolia Soulangeana Trees
The Magnolia Soulangeana is a magnificent rounded spreading tree bearing fragrant tulip-like purple-flushed white flowers, which are borne in g lorious display from mid Spring to early Summer.
Likes sun or semi shade and fertile well-drained preferable natural or acid soil.
|Approx height when sent||
1 – 1.2 metres 15L pot
|Ultimate height and spread||
7 metres x 4 metres
|When to plant||
Fertile, Well drained
All magnolias have a wonderful display of flowers and a delicate subtle fragrance. Slow growing and elegant they are generally planted as specimen trees both in towns and the country. Soulangeana is a tree often planted as a specimen. Their beautiful tulip like purple-flushed white blossom appear in mid spring, often both before and after the oval green leaves appear. A Tulip Magnolia in flower is a glory to behold.
They like sun and neutral soil but will tolerate most soils provided it is humas rich. Manure or compost should be added to the soil before planting. No pruning and should only be for clearing dead or diseased wood. They will appreciate a weed, mulch and compost in spring.
Two no no’s. They do not like their roots disturbed once planted so do not plant too close to other trees and shrubs. Be careful of wind as this can damage the flowers.
Common Name: Tulip Magnolia
Latin Name: Magnolia Soulangeana
Soil: Moist Fertile, light well-drained
Habit: Rounded spreading
Position: Sun, some wind protection
Colour: Purple to white flowers, green foliage
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height x Spread: 7m x 4m / 20ft x 12ft
Special features: Beautiful fragrant flowers.