Magnolia x 'Athene'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Early 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 Maturity||Moderate-growing, vase shaped form to 18 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Huge 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Watering Needs||Needs 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