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Magnolia denudata

Lily tree

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Jenny Lilly, copyright GAP Photos (298386)

Plant details

This beautiful species, originally from China, as pure white, cup-shaped flowers which appear before the leaves in spring. It can grow into a large tree, reaching around 10m (30ft) in height and spread, and should be grown as a specimen plant. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence. Plant in well-drained, slightly acidic soil in full sun or partial shade. Protect plants from strong winds and apply an annual mulch of manure and leaf mould in early spring.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Genus: Magnolia

Species: denudata

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 1000cm


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