Magnolia × kewensis 'Wada's Memory'
willow-leaved magnolia 'Wada's Memory'
A deciduous tree, conical when young, later broad-crowned, with fragrant, semi-double white flowers to 12cm wide in spring
Other common namesmagnolia 'Wada's Memory'
SynonymsMagnolia × kewensis 'Wada's Memory'
Magnolia kobus 'Wada's Memory'
Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
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
How to grow
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
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Magnolia pruning should be carried out in midsummer when in full leaf
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