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Alexander Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangiana 'Alexandrina'

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.
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Once established, water deeply when dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh sew-lan-gee-AH-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide; smaller as a shrub.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply when dry.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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