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Magnolia laevifolia


Magnolia laevifolia

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
(Syn. Michelia yunnanensis) Large bushy shrub with attractive rounded mid-green leaves, backed by brown tomentum. Gives an interesting texture in the garden. Masses of tulip shaped fragrant large cream flowers in early spring, with a smaller flush in autumn. Prefers a sheltered site with good soil, though will grow in dry conditions once established. Excellent as a specimen or trimmed as a hedge. Hardy to cold.

 
Genus
Magnolia
Species   laevifolia
Cultivar  

Common name
Michelia

Family name
Magnoliaceae
Place of origin
China


DETAILS
Height
4 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate moderate frosts

Immaculate / Magnificent / Nourishment / Paradise / Sanctuary / Texture / Whimsical

Trees

Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 3.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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