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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"). 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 plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • £29.99
    • 2 plants

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    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • £39.98
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. Absolutely gorgeous once they get going...

    By Joanne Malcolm 18-02-2015

    Hello, I've had my two magnolia trees for about two years now and they are just starting to really flower heavily. The first year I got one flower, then last year I got about six on each tree. I wasn't disappointed though... the flowers are enormous and very beautiful. I can see about a dozen buds on each tree now and can't wait to see them open into flowers. These trees are slow growing and you have to be patient but it is well worth the wait. Once they are established they look absolutely stunning and can really transform your garden into something amazing. Highly recommended.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review and for sharing your feedback. I hope we can continue to be of service. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

  2. Annoyed and disappointed

    By Peter Smulders 24-05-2014

    In February I ordered two pink magnolias, as shown on their full page newspaper advert, delivefy March/April. They arrived mid May. Due to 'high'demand, they sent me a pink and a white one 'as they have run out of pink and didn't want to disapoint me'. Rubbish! If I wanted a white magnolia I would have asked for it. I emailed and complained, but they are too busy to reply, but I get daily emaIls with special offers. So don't ask for anything specific cause you won't get it. Try elsewhere. Two weeks after my last email, I have emailed again and gues, no reply at all. DO NOT USE VAN MEUWEN!!!!

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with your orde and that you have not yet received a reply regarding your query. Our Customer Care team are working tremendously hard to answer all queries as quickly as possible. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

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