Magnolia x soulangiana 'Alexandrina'Item #6015 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Spectacular large shrub or small tree valued for its beautiful large tulip-shaped blooms, purplish-pink with white interior. Great garden specimen; use it to anchor shrub beds. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mag-NOH-li-a sew-lan-gee-AH-naDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 10, 12 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide; smaller as a shrub.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:Purplish-pinkDesign IdeasA medium-sized flowering tree that is unmatched for elegant beauty and old-fashioned charm. Plant as a single specimen in the front yard or flank your entry walk with a matched pair. This is a darker Saucer Magnolia that produces better color for larger landscapes, where it stands out even at a distance. Such large softly colored blossoms make a great study near patios, porches and other outdoor living spaces. Can be planted as a small city street tree, but does not do well where pavement is salted in winter.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.