Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 30 to 35 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:mag-NOH-li-a HIB-rid
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:3 - 9, 14 - 24
Growth habit:Pyramidal
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 30 to 35 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late spring
Flower color:Purple
Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasGrow as a single specimen for accent. Mark entries and gateways with its purple flowers. Make it the centerpiece of an island planter in the lawn. Add to the end of shrub borders to give a sense of closure. Plant near outdoor living spaces to enjoy its shade and the nuances of its rich color and beauty.
Care Information
Follow 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:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Galaxy is a hybrid of two decidous Asian species. Magnolia denudata is the Yulan magnolia, discovered early on in China and introduced in 1789 by Sir Joseph Banks of the Royal Horticultural Society. The other parent is M. Stellata, introduced from Japan in 1862, contributing cold hardiness.
Lore:
Magnolia was named by Linnaeus in honor of Pierre Magnol, 1638-1715, a botanist of Montpellier, France.