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saucer magnolia 'Lennei'
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
'Lennei' is a large, vigorous spreading deciduous shrub to 6m, with large ovate leaves to 25cm in length. Flowers to 10cm in length, goblet-shaped, deep rose-purple outside, near-white within
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
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. Further magnolia cultivation advice
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
Cut Flowers Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
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 and fungal leaf spot
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