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I have a tiny garden 20 x 15. I want to plant a genie Magnolia in the lawn and under plant with naturalized bulbs that flower spring and Autumn with a couple of box balls in containers outside the conservatory. I am not sure that the genie Magnolia will look like a specimen tree or just a shrub misplaced from a border. I need an experienced Gardeners advice. What do you think? The garden has to be low maintenance because of health problems.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,137

    I'm don't have any magnolias, but Genie grows to about 12-15ft x 5ft which is quite tall for a small garden.

    Beautiful as Genie is, maybe a Stellata would be a better fit unless you can keep the Genie pruned.

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024

    20 what by 15 what? Feet or metres?

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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  • The dream is a proper Magnolia that perhaps even birds could conceivably perch in. If it isn't to be then I will have to think again.

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