Columbus Magnolia

Magnolia x veitchii 'Columbus'

This superior selection fills the need for a sturdy flowering tree for the urban environment. Large, creamy white blooms with a purple highlight on each petal appear before the leaves. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh VEET-chee-eye
LoreIn China this plant's ancestor is known as the Yulan magnolia and cultivated since antiquity.
Average Size at MaturityModerate-growing pyramidal form to 30 to 35 ft. high, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasThis tall, flowering Magnolia is durable enough to be a street tree, but also charming in country and cottage gardens. Its thin form allows it to be planted between multistory homes on narrow city lots. May also be lined up for a tall screen. A good front-yard specimen or a backyard standout when blooming against needled evergreens. A show stopper in the moonlight. Ideal for gardeners who are intimidated by Saucer Magnolia but want a similar white, romantic specimen tree.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitPyramidal
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. 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: 6-9

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