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Magnolias
Genus - Magnolia

Magnolia flower

Common Names - Magnolia, Beaver Tree, Ho-No-Ki & Holly Bay
Growth Rate - Average to fast
Height - 3m
Spread - 2m
PositionFull sun to partial shade
Hardiness - Fully hardy although some new species may need protection from frost
Flowering Period - April to May
Habit - Deciduous trees and shrubs
Soil Moist but well drained slightly acidic
Origin - East & South East Asia + Americas
Health - Magnolia is used for weight loss, problems with digestion, constipation, inflammation, anxiety, stress, depression, fever, headache, stroke, and asthma.
Propagation - Magnolias can be difficult for the beginner to propagate. They can be propagated by seed, layering, grafting or from shoot cuttings taken in spring or summer and rooted in a heated propagator.
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Magnolias are a wide and varied family of mainly deciduous trees and shrubs. With fantastic fragrant flowers and aromatic leaves and bark they are a beautiful addition to any garden.
Magnolias have been around for a very long time. Fossils of more than 80 species have been found, dating back to five million years. Today Magnolias grow wild in North and South America and East Asia. There are 12 genera and about 230 species in the family magnoliaceae, but of these the genus magnolia is the most widely cultivated.
Choose a site in your garden where your soil is free draining and dig in lots of compost or well rotted manure. Magnolias do not like water logged soil. The perfect soil is a rich and deeply cultivated acid loam, but they will grow in most soils, even slightly alkaline ones. They prefer a site in sun to partial shade. Some species may need protection from frost in certain areas (check when buying plant).
Magnolias have fleshy roots and do not like root damage. Take care when planting and only buy pot grown plants. Once the plant is in the ground remember to not dig over the soil around the roots.
Once planted mulch over the root area with compost bark or cocoa shells.
Magnolias do not need regular pruning. Allow plants to grow naturally, prune out any dead or damaged shoots.
Feed twice a year with a liquid feed formulated for acid loving ericaceous plants. Once the buds start to appear feed with a potash based fertiliser.
Gently brush any snow off magnolias to prevent them snapping under the extra weight.
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