Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:24
I would love to get a magnolia for my garden. However, having inherited a 30 ft bay tree against the house when i moved in, I am wary of trees that can get too big for their situation!
So, to my magnolia dilemma- i would like to plant a magnolia in my SW facing front garden. it would be just a few feet from the front of the house, so will need to be either container grown or kept under control. Will this work? If i keep it pruned to shrub/ small tree, will I still get flowers? I would like to keep it in check and not let it get much more than 10 ft.
I'm thinking about getting Magnolia Black Tulip, which according o the website that is selling it, can grow to 8 metres.
any advice would be gratefully received.