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Elizabeth (Magnolia 'Elizabeth') is a charming, small conical tree with exquisite, fragrant, clear, pale primrose-yellow flowers opening before the leaves in April. First introduced in the United States but we have told it to leave its American habits there before coming to the UK so it won't pull a 9 mm on you for no reason, will not devour its body weight in sugar and use appropriate decibels at appropriate times.
The RHS were so impressed with it at one time or another that they voted and gave it their Award Of Garden Merit.
A good choice if you are looking for a Magnolia tree to be part of a display or park as they are often selected for this.
Thin out the branches from time to time to encourage new growth. Saying nurturing things to it in low soothing tones to also promote growth has no basis in science that we know of but it couldn't hurt.
For best results plant in soil that prevents the Magnolia Elizabeth getting "wet feet" as they say in the purist, cult like, exclusive, horticultural circles. You know the ones we mean, those that are close to voting in wearing of green pillow cases with eye holes cut out with pruning shears. Normal people would say select a spot with well draining soil.
If you would like an instantly taller Magnolia Elizabeth, plant in a bigger container, up a slope or take the inserts out of your shoes. Most people realise trees take their sweet time growing and you just have to be patient.
Will tolerate clay conditions. By that we mean when planted in the ground not when you take it to a pottery class and leave it there without being watered. Your arts and crafts absent mindedness is not covered by our tree warranty.
A small height tree, so expect a height of up to 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.3 and 2.0 metres in a 12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
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Ordered 2 trees (Magnolia Elizabeth and Red Devil Apple), we were told that they weren’t up to scratch when picked for delivery so they advised we wait a few month for new stock. Sure enough, August rolled around and 2 weeks earlier than expected, our trees arrived. They were in great condition and looked beautiful once planted. The whole process was excellent from start to finish and it was worth a little wait for the quality we received. Will definitely be ordering again. Kind regards, Kieran 1018
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
General Magnolia Information
Magnolias are generally a low maintenance tree that can tolerate a small amount of drought but not wet for too long so make sure the soil has good drainage. Frequent watering in Summer is better than one large drowning. Magnolias do not require a great deal of pruning but removing dead, diseased and crossed over branches is a good idea. Pick a good spot and do not move them as they may rebel against it by hiding the remote control or not being as vigorous as before. In summary they don't like to be moved/transplanted.
Arguably larger pots mean larger root balls and therefore more vigorous growth.