Magnolia x 'Galaxy'Item #6012 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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Profusion of large, reddish-purple flowers bloom late in season. A strong, upright garden tree easily trained as standard. Handsome bright green foliage. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mag-NOH-li-a HIB-ridPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:3 - 9, 14 - 24Growth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 30 to 35 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late springFlower color:PurpleGarden styleCottageDesign 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.
- 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.
- History & LoreHistory: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.