Athene Magnolia

Magnolia x 'Athene'

Extremely large, 8 to 10 inch, cup and saucer type blooms having a two tone effect. Rounded petals with ivory-white interiors are white at the rim, shading down to rosy-purple at the base. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh
LoreEarly breeding of Asian magnolia species began in France because the first imported species arrived there early on. The Jesuit missionaries in China were French and often became amateur botanists, collecting new plants to be sent back to Jardin des Plant
Average Size at MaturityModerate-growing, vase shaped form to 18 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMid-spring
Design IdeasHuge luxurious blossoms are always amazing on such a hardy shrub-tree. This hybrid can be treated as a large flowering shrub at the back of the border, where it is eye-catching in bloom, but fades into the background afterwards. With careful pruning to give it just the right size and shape, you can also use it as a single focal-point tree for spring. Makes a great front yard stand-out as long as it is not baked in the hot afternoon summer sun. Best on an eastern exposure and lovely as the focal point of a refreshing shade garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth Habit25
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-8

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