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Magnolia x soulangeana 'Alba Superba' (Large Plant)

Hardy Shrub

This elegant deciduous Magnolia has remained extremely popular over the years. Large, fragrant, white goblet-shaped blooms emerge flushed with purple-red, just as the dark green foliage begins to unfurl. Magnolia x soulangeana 'Alba Superba' creates an iconic spring display that is often seen in gardens throughout the UK. This cultivar is particularly useful in a garden setting as it retains a shapely upright form as it matures. Height: 7m (22'). Spread: 5m (15').

Culinary note: The young flowers, once separated, can be pickled and then used either on their own as a treat or in salads. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, low maintenance garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
April, May
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted magnolia plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £19.99
    • 1 x 12 litre potted magnolia plant

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £32.99
    • 1 x 18 litre potted magnolia plant

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £69.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted magnolia plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £29.99
    • 2 x 12 litre potted magnolia plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £54.99
    • 2 x 18 litre potted magnolia plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £119.99
Plant magnolias in a sunny or semi shaded position with protection from cold winds and hard spring frosts. Magnolias prefer a rich, moist, well drained, acid to neutral soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve the soil prior to planting, mixing it thoroughly and deeply. Magnolia plants establish quicker when their roots are shaded. Following planting, apply a mulch of rotted bark chips, manure or garden compost, taking care not to mound it around the stem of the plant.

When growing Magnolia soulangeana in a patio container use a blend of ericaceous compost mixed with John Innes No. 3.

Water regularly throughout the growing season. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted bark chips or garden compost to the base of the plant. Magnolias require little pruning other than to maintain their shape and remove damaged stems or crossing stems.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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