Butterflies Magnolias are multi-stemmed ornamental trees. It would certainly succeed as a prime focus anywhere in your yard, or sprinkle a few in the middle of other non-flowering trees for included seasonal interest. You can chose to grow it as a solitary tree or let it spread into a multi-stemmed beauty.
Reproduced by magnolia professional Phil Savage, the Magnolia Butterflies is a cross between the Cucumber Magnolia and the Yulan Magnolia. This deciduous variety flowers prior to the foliage showing up. The blooms give way to lavish oval-shaped green leaves in the summer season. The magnolia's lovely pyramid form makes it an aesthetic centerpiece for every growing season.
Magnolia Butterflies is small enough to suit a small to midsize garden and also can be used as a specimen tree or as part of a mixed border. It might also be used on the outer edge of a garden. Magnolias are cross-pollinated by beetles, along with various kinds of pollinators, so the Magnolia Butterflies is also a proper selection for wildlife or habitat yards. It has a relatively tiny and also has a basic lateral root network, so it can be underplanted with groundcovers, annuals or perennials that can endure partial color.
What Is Eating My Magnolia?
Aphids are known for sucking away at magnolia trees specifically on their leaves and stems. Treat your magnolias with neem oil to help control pests.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Tree?
Hostas, ferns and azaleas all pair well in mixed garden beds with this flowering tree.
Where Should I Plant A Butterflies Magnolia?
Pick a spot with well drained soil and full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 5-9. Space 15-20 feet apart to accomodate a mature spread of 10-15 feet.
The looks are plentiful, but the upkeep is low. Lightly prune your plant right after the flowering finishes to maintain its all-natural shape. See to it to place your tree in a wind-protected location with well-drained soil. The magnolia grows in full sun or partially shaded areas. When your tree is established, you only need to water periodically since it dislikes a damp base. Feed with an all-purpose organic fertilizer twice a year to make certain you get the brightest flowers in the springtime. Pests and diseases are minimal. Plus, the magnolia is cold hardy up to -20 F.
Butterflies Magnolia is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and polished pyramidal type. Its reasonably coarse texture can be utilized and mixed with other landscape plants that have finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and needs to only be trimmed after blooming to avoid getting rid of any of the current flowers. It has no substantial negative qualities.
The flowers are held upright like butterflies alighting on branches, for this reason we call it the Butterflies Magnolia. The flowers have a slightly twisted shape that is lovely, actually looking like butterflies! They develop in very late springtime, which guards them from frosts in cool-spring environments.
Butterflies magnolia grows in pyramidal form to around 16 feet high and 10 feet wide in 14 years, eventually reaching 25 to 35 feet high and 10 to 15 feet wide. Extremely durable, it stands up to temperatures to -29 F without injury. Exceptional specimen or accent for bright areas in the landscape where springtime flowers can be appreciated.
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|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||15-20 Feet|
|Mature Width||10-15 Feet|