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Magnolia Galaxy Tree
A deciduous tree that will live for 60 years or more with a mature height of 10-15m. This can be restricted by planting in a container or pruning. Asking it not to grow is not as effective as the former options mentioned.
Producing a stunning purple / pink to red tulip shaped flower (15-25cm across) with a light fragrance, making their show business like appearance in late spring.
This tree is supplied at 2-4 years old or more and a height of 1.5 to 2.4 metres for year round planting. A better option than bare-root stock if you have fingers that are more prone to gardening genocide than the colour green.
As with many other trees, it will grow in most conditions but if you want the very best from it then talk to it nicely, plant in moist but well drained fertile soil in a sheltered or partially shaded position. Your average garden fits this description as surrounding neighbours provide the shelter. Acidic to neutral soil is preferred for this Magnolia Galaxy and very wet conditions will greatly upset it. You will certainly be crossed off the Christmas card list if wet to too much and long. The tree will either die or up roots and go.
Requires minimal pruning for shape and health. Best done in late winter or summer.
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Magnolia Galaxy Supply Options
7-15 Litre Pot, 2-3 Years Old, 150-180 cm tall when delivered (not including the pot)
12-20 Litre Pot 3-4 Years Old, 180-240 cm tall when delivered (not including the pot)
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Magnolia Galaxy
Hi Alan, My Mum is delighted with her magnolia, thank you for selecting such a good specimen. It arrived in perfect condition and she is really happy with the quality and variety. I very much appreciate your help in finding the right plant in such good condition; Mum and I are two very happy customers! Regards Tim Morton. 0812
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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 TreesClimate Change
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 GardenAir 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.
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.