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botanical name:
Magnolia 'Dark Shadow'
Magnolia 'Dark Shadow' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Magnoliaceae
characteristics: tree, scented/aromatic
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Small to medium sized tree of bushy habit usually with branches down to ground level. Large rounded leaves. Large reddish purple flushed flowers flowers, goblet-shaped at first and opening out later, in April and May.

cultivation:
Prefer heavy, rich and moist lime free soil, but can be surprisingly adaptable. A sheltered position, especially protection from early morning sun when frosts are likely will reduce the risk of damage to the flowers. Can be pruned after flowering or in July or August. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution.

other notes:
Raised by Dr. D. Todd Gresham, Santa Cruz, California, 1955.

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