Growing guide

How to grow magnolias

Magnolias produce large opulent flowers, usually in shades of pink or white, in spring or summer. In full bloom, the display can be truly breath-taking. They range in size from large trees to compact shrubs, so there are options to suit most gardens.

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Quick facts

  • Shrubs or trees, large or small
  • Flowers in spring or summer
  • Many prefer slightly acidic or neutral soil
  • Like a sheltered spot in sun or light shade
  • Plant from autumn to spring
  • Fully hardy, but flower buds may be frosted
  • Low maintenance once settled in

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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