Magnolia ’Alba Superba’ (Magnolia ’Alba Superba’)
Is one of the most popular Magnolias with massive, fragrant, pure white, tulip-shaped flowers. It makes a flowering shrub or small tree so excellent for smaller gardens.
Grows up to 6m.
Position: full sun or partial shade
Flowering period: April to May
Soil: moist, well-drained, acidic soil
Buds and flowers can be damaged by cold winds so should be planted in a sheltered spot.
Best to be planted in late autumn and early spring.
No pruning required. Any shaping of the young plant should be done after flowering in late spring.
Magnolia ’Betty’ (Magnolia ’Betty’)
It is a slow-growing shrub or small tree that grows to 3-4m height.
’Betty’ is a late-blooming magnolia (April to May) thus reducing the risk of damage to flowers from late spring frosts.
Flowers bloom shortly before the foliage begins to appear. The flowers are large reddish-purple with white inside.
Plants may sporadically repeat bloom in mid-summer.
It can be grown in partial shade but does best in full sun.
It prefers acidic, organic, well drained soils but not extremely dry.
Perfect for lawns, foundations, shrub borders or woodland peripheries. May be grown as a tall informal hedge.
’Susan’ is a cross between Magnolia stellata ’Rosea’ and Magnolia liliflora ’Nigra’
It is a slow-growing, deciduous shrub or small tree that typically reaches up to 2.5 - 3 m in height.
Flowers are bell-shaped, purple-red or fuchsia, with paler tones inside. Blooms shortly before the foliage begins to appear (mid-April to early May) what makes them less likely to be harmed by spring frosts.
Flowers may sporadically repeat bloom in mid-summer.
This shrub is best planted in a sunny to partial sun position, sheltered from wind and in well-drained, moist, slightly acidic and organically reach soil.
It is suitable for lawns, foundations, shrub borders or woodland peripheries. May be grown as a tall informal hedge.
In winter the roots should be protected by piling earth at the base of the plant, and a covering of agricultural fleece.
Magnolia ’George Henry Kern’
General description: this variety is a hybrid of magnolia ‘stellata’ and magnolia ‘purple’, growing between 2.5 to 3 m high.
Flowers: red-pink, 10 cm in diameter,
Flowering: blooms abundantly in April / May,
Requirements / Cultivation: magnolias are best planted in the autumn; they prefer sunny positions, sheltered from winds; fertile soil, humus with a slightly acidic pH reaction, moist.
Magnolia Starry (Magnolia stellata)
General description: Highly growing, dense shrub which reaches even up to 3 m in height.
Flowers: in pure white color, characterized by very narrow, scented petals.
Flowering: This is one of the earliest flowering species of magnolia. (March - April),
Requirements / Cultivation: Requires a sunny position, sheltered from the winds. Requires permeable, humus soil.