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Magnolia Stellata Shrub

Looking for advice on where to best plant a magnolia stellata 
West facing in small border next to acer, small wall or south facing protected from westerly winds - coming off sea -next to shed shown in attached pics.


  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,263
    Id go for the shed area, although they are lovely in flower they are pretty boring the rest of the time.
    As long as it's not a frost pocket which turns the flowers brown. 
    Mine is in the middle of my very windy garden and flowers well, from a small cheap plant from Lidl 3 to 4 years ago it seems to spread outwards rather than upwards so leave plenty of room.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 2,377
    That’s interesting, @K67, as mine, planted about 25 years ago, has gone up more than out.

  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,263
    @BenCotto thats an impressive tree. I think ive caused the growth habit as it's got 3 stems and looks better spread so I trim the height back now and again
  • Peter553Peter553 Posts: 78
    Many thanks for feedback much appreciated.
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