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Magnolia campbellii

Campbell's magnolia

M. campbellii is a vigorous, conical then spreading, deciduous tree to 15m. White or crimson to rose pink, cup-and-saucer-shaped flowers up to 30cm across, are produced in late winter and early spring, ahead of the large (25cm), oval leaves

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
Wider than 8 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Red Pink Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter White Red Pink
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Magnoliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Himalaya to China

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds. Late frosts may damage flower buds and/or flowers. See magnolia cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings from late spring to early summer or semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Architectural
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Magnolia pruning should be carried out in midsummer when in full leaf

Pests

Susceptible to scale insects

Diseases

Susceptible to coral spot, honey fungus and phytophthora root rot

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