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botanical name:
Magnolia x soulangeana
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family:  Magnoliaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: light green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Wide spreading small tree. Probably the most popular magnolia. Large, pale pink goblet shaped flowers. Late frosts can damage flowers. Sometimes repeat flowers later in the season.

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:
Hybrid of Magnolia denudata x Magnolia liliiflora, originally bred by Etienne Soulange-Bodin in France around 1820. There are now many re-crossed variations and named cultivars.

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