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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
magnolia 'Summer Solstice'
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
'Summer Solstice' is a large deciduous tree with broad, obovate leaves and fragrant, cup-shaped flowers opening in late spring and early summer from pink buds and retaining some pink tints on the outside of each tepal
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
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, humus-rich, well-drained neutral to acid soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from cold winds. Late frosts may damage flower buds. Further magnolia cultivation advice
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Magnolia pruning should be carried out in midsummer when in full leaf
Pests May be damaged by horse chestnut scale, capsid bug and snails
May be affected by coral spot, grey mould, honey fungus, a virus, fungal leaf spot or iron deficiency and lime-induced chlorosis
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