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Magnolia wilsonii (Wilson magnolia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Magnolia wilsonii

Other names

Wilson magnolia

Genus

Magnolia Magnolia

Species

M. wilsonii - M. wilsonii is a large, spreading deciduous shrub with long, pointed leaves and drooping, pure-white, cup-shaped flowers with red stamens in summer.


Magnolia wilsonii is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are strongly scented

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Red, White in Spring; White, Red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Magnolia wilsonii (Wilson magnolia) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil. Some protection may be needed from late winter frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Magnolia wilsonii

Other names

Wilson magnolia

Genus

Magnolia Magnolia

Species

M. wilsonii - M. wilsonii is a large, spreading deciduous shrub with long, pointed leaves and drooping, pure-white, cup-shaped flowers with red stamens in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are strongly scented

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Red, White in Spring; White, Red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Magnolia wilsonii (Wilson magnolia) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil. Some protection may be needed from late winter frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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