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Magnolia (Standard)

Hardy Shrub

Large goblet shaped flowers unfurl their delicate petals in spring. Grown as a standard, this beautiful deciduous Magnolia is compact enough for a pot on the patio, or as a focal point in narrow borders. Ultimate height: 150-200cm (60-80"). Ultimate spread: 90cm (36"). Supplied as a bare root plant - height of stem supplied 1m (39").

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Ideal For:
low maintenance garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
April, May
sun or semi shade
    • 1 bare root magnolia plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • £29.99
    • 2 bare root magnolia plants

    • SAVE £10  
    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • £49.98
Choose a sunny or semi shaded position that is protected from cold winds and hard spring frosts. Magnolias prefer a moist, well drained acid to neutral soil that is high in organic matter. If you don't have acid soil, incorporate plenty of ericaceous compost into your border prior to planting. Plant Magnolias at the same depth as they were previously planted. Backfill the planting hole and water well to settle the soil. Alternatively plant Magnolia standards in patio containers in soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season until young Magnolia plants are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. Magnolia standards require little pruning other than to maintain their shape and remove damaged stems.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. Bought last year - did not thrive - got refund . After a full season i got 2 leaves!! NEVER AGAIN

    By Gordon Henderson 26-01-2016

    Never again - see title!!


    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

  2. Magnolia standard

    By Mary Scanlon 31-08-2015

    code V13232A Ordered 28.2.15 I have had exactly the same problem as your previous customers, it is like the plant is frozen in time apart from some small shoots below the graft. I followed planting instructions as has my friend to whom I had given the second plant as a gift, we both are very disappointed and would like a full refund please. I would prefer 2 healthy plants.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you. "

    Ryan - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

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