Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||mag-NOH-lee-uh LEB-ner-eye|
|Lore||This genus includes over 80 species from north American and Asia, named after Pierre Magnol, (1638-1715), a botanist of Montpelier, France.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 12 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide; reaches 25 ft. tall and wide as a tree.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||Though technically a tree, grow this big flowering Magnolia as a large shrub. It is a perfect size for foundation planting against dark walls or beside windows where you can enjoy the flowers at close range. Integrate into flowering shrub borders or use as an accent among perennials. Make it the focal point of a smaller city garden, where you can carefully control the shape for night lighting and visibility. Such large softly colored blossoms make a great study up close around patios, porches and other outdoor living spaces.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Looks beautiful in an early spring border with such flowering shrubs as Spring Glory Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia 'Spring Glory'), Double Pink Bridal Wreath (Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'), Super RedTM Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles japonica 'Moned') and the early flowering Mount Baker Canadian Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Mount Baker'). Top it off with Pink Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda 'Rosea') or the potent magenta Ernest Markham Clematis (Clematis x 'Ernest Markham').|
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: 4-9