Magnolia x 'Galaxy'
Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.
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|Lore||Magnolia 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 Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 30 to 35 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Design Ideas||Grow 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (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