Magnolia Grandiflora - - Semi-mature and mature Magnolia grandiflora 'Teddy Bear'

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Magnolia grandiflora 'Teddy Bear' - Teddy Bear Magnolia

 

Family:

Magnoliaceae

Origins:

4m x 3m

Plant Type:

Evergreen small tree.

Size:

4.5m x 2m

Habit/ Form:

Single trunk, columnar small tree.

Leaves:

Medium glossy dark green leaves up to 25cm long and 10cm wide, with a dark brown pubescence on the underside.

Flowers:

Large glossy white flowers up to 25 – 30cm across with a very strong lemony citronella fragrance.

Fruit:

Rose-coloured ovoid fruit from 10 cm long to 5 cm wide, which when ripens it will burst open to containing bright red seed.

Bark / Trunk:

Relatively smooth bark.

Vigour / Longevity:

Slow growing, 30 – 40 years.

Environmental Requirements:

Full sun to part shade.

Hardiness:

Can handle extremely cold situations from heavy frost to snow when established, can also tolerate first line salt, but will not tolerate fire.

Soil / Drainage:

From very sandy soils (including sand dune areas) through to wetter soils. Do not tolerate water inundation.

Pruning:

Prune to desired shape can be used for hedge or screen plant and can tolerate heavy pruning if required.

Watering:

Maintain water in warmer months but cannot handle long periods of inundation.

Fertilising:

General long life slow release fertilizer.

Pests / Diseases:

Prone to collar rot if soil or mulch is build up around trunk. Scale and woolly aphids.

Uses:

Mainly used in small garden due to its compact form as a small specimen tree. When maintained appropriately, the thick foliage can form a hedge or screen.

 

 

© Text reproduced here with the kind permission of Tony Wilson and Barck Books.

 

 

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