Magnolia advice needed please
I would love to plant a magnolia tree in my front garden - it's mostly lawn, with borders of hydrangea. The garden isn't big ( about 5 metres by 5 metres ) but I would love as big a magnolia that would fit. I have very sandy soil and there is a magnolia in a garden round the corner so I hope one would grow. Does any have any advice on varieties, growing advice, etc ☺
The ubiquitous Magnolia soulangeana is commonly seen in gardens ; raeches small tree size if happy .
I have a 15' high M.liliiflora 'Jane' which is kept that height by careful bi-annual pruning ; bears delightful dark wine-red upright 'goblet' like flowers in early summer .
My soil is slightly acidic loam and both that and M.stellata flourish .
Just remember to keep moist at all times during the first year or so , especially in your sandy soil .
Plants like these , along with Rhododendron , Camellia , Crinodendron and Eucryphia etc. seem to bear a stigma of being difficult in cultivation . Just feed and soak with rainwater and you shouldn't have any problems .
Yikes , I'm starting to 'rabbit on' again , will shut up now