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Origins of the Magnolia Blossom             

For a long time the magnolia has been regarded as the aristocrat among shrubs and yet at the same time has had the reputation of not being sufficiently hardy for the average garden. Magnolia kobus, a deciduous tree from Japan, is a joy for the gardener with chalky soil. This is one of the few Magnolias that will grow in these conditions.This is not so, although they do like to be protected from east winds and will do well when sheltered by other trees.

Magnolia soulangeana is one of the easiest Magnolias to grow. It flowers white the tree is still young, and on bare wood, in March. The large flowers are held upright on the branches. They mostly dislike lime in the soil, badly drained ground and heavy clay. Sandy loam is best and peat, leaf mould or hop manure should be mixed in generously.

Magnolia stellata is a glorious shrub and is one of the best of this tribe for the small garden. It really gives a striking display of blooms.  Given these conditions, they will succed. They can be planted in November if the weather and soil are reasonably kind; if either (or both) are too cold and wet, leave planting until March or April.

The tree will arrive with the roots wrapped in a ball of soil. Disturb this as little as possible, plant at the right depth (as shown by the soil mark on the stem) and work in plenty of well-rotted compost or peat under, around and above the root ball. Plant firmly and mulch with an inch or two of compost or peat after wards.

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The flowers are early to open and then follow one another in very quick succession after frost damage. This is a shrub well worth cultivating `A magnolia costs as local availability but this is not really expensive as it will last a lifetime. They are slow growers and therefore do not get out of hand through becoming too large–provided you don’t plant it right in front of the dining room window.

Study a grower’s calalogue and carefully consider the details given for each species to make sure you get the one best suited to your particular situation. The most popular variety is, perhaps, M. soulangeanalennei wine-red outside and pale rose inside. There are several Soulangeana hybrids and these have one other asset in that they branch fairly low down and thus form widely spreading bushes, eventually about 10 ft. high by 6 ft. across.

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