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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
evergreen magnolia 'Goliath'
Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, often fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit
'Goliath' is a rounded evergreen tree or large shrub to 15m tall, with glossy, leathery dark green leaves to 25cm long, and highly fragrant, cup-shaped, cream flowers to 30cm wide in late summer and autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, well-drained preferably neutral to acid soil in sun or part shade. Tolerates dry, alkaline soil. Further magnolia cultivation advice
Propagate by softwood and greenwood cuttings in early summer, semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer to early winter and layering in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1 in spring as growth begins. Pruning group 13 in summer if wall trained
Pests May be damaged by horse chestnut scale, capsid bug and snails
Coral spot or honey fungus may be a problem
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