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Galaxy Magnolia

Magnolia x 'Galaxy'

A profusion of stunning, large, deep reddish purple flowers that bloom late in the season on otherwise bare stems, followed by large, bright green leaves on this handsome, sturdy, upright tree with a narrow crown of upward reaching branches. An excellent landscape specmen. Deciduous.
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Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh
LoreMagnolia was named by Linnaeus in honor of Pierre Magnol, 1638-1715, a botanist of Montpellier, France. Galaxy's later bloom period protects it from late-season cold snaps that can damage early blooming forming magnolia buds.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 30 to 35 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth Habit4
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hosta (Hosta)

Grows easily in deep, nutrient-rich, slightly acidic, well-drained, loamy soil, but adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize in early spring. Prune only to remove dead or damaged wood, suckers, or watersprouts.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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