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Magnolia (Tulip Tree) & Manglietia (Lotus Tree)

All Magnolias or Tulip Trees and Lotus Tree are very ornamental shrubs to trees with attractive foliage and elegant and showy flowers in snow-white, cream to rose and pink. These are followed by pineapple to cucumber-like fruit heads in brilliant red to pinky shades, and which open in late autumn to shed the seeds with contrasting colors from orange, red to rose and purple. Magnolia sieboldii and Magnolia stellata are smaller erect shrubs with a good size for any garden. All are easily grown and robust plants for any humus rich soil in full sun to partial shade.
Sow autumn to early spring in any rich soil some 1cm/0.4" deep, keep soil moist but not wet and place pots in a sunny spot. Seeds require a prolonged cooling period (stratification) after sowing. If being sown too late in the year, some seeds may not germinate before the second spring. Seedlings have moderate to good growth rates. Transplant after fourth pair of real leaves appear and leave plants undisturbed.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
7 seeds per package.
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Magnolia grandiflora (Evergreen Magnolia)

Magnolia grandiflora (Evergreen Magnolia)

5 (15)m, Evergreen Magnolia or Southern Magnolia has huge, pure white to creamy white, saucer-like flowers which reach up to 30 cm (!) in diameter. It is an evergreen (!) tree native of northern Carolina to Florida and Texas with glossy dark green, leathery foliage, which is finely covered with brownish maroon hairs beneath. Later it makes large, pineapple-like purplish fruits with scarlet berries in autumn. A very decorative and robust species. Protect young plants from freezing through, e. g. with a thick dry mulch layer. IV-V.

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Magnolia kobus (Kobushi Magnolia)

Magnolia kobus (Kobushi Magnolia)

3 (6)m, Kobushi Magnolia is an erect growing, broad tree from Japan with deep green foliage and numerous large white flowers. For a sunny spot in any rich soil. III-IV.

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Magnolia sieboldii (Siebold's Shrub Magnolia)

Magnolia sieboldii (Siebold's Shrub Magnolia)

2 (3)m, Siebold's Shrub Magnolia is a woody shrub with lax, open crown and very ornamental, large white flowers with a purple-red center. An extremely rarely seen beauty Magnolia from eastern Asia. For any partially shaded spot in a preferably leafy, humus rich, slightly moist soil. V-VII.

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Magnolia tripetala

Magnolia tripetala

4 (10)m, smaller, erect growing tree from USA (S Pennsylvania to N Georgia, Alabama to Kentucky and Arkansas) with a broad pyramidal crown and huge dark green leaves. Lax creamy white flowers of up to 25cm ø ! Makes especially large bright red, pineapple like fruits which give a special decorative effect in late summer and autumn. IV-V.

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Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia)

Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia)

200 (300)cm, Sweet Bay Magnolia is an utmost ornamental, deciduous to evergreen tall and broad, branching shrub to small tree with large oval, leathery, dark green leaves and incredibly strong perfumed, pure snow white flowers in late spring to early summer. This beautiful species is native of swamps and marshes in South-Western USA. Seeds are from northern populations with fully winter hardy, deciduous plants, which are easily grown in any humus rich, slighly moist soil in partial shade to full sun. Seeds are very scarce! V-VI.

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Manglietia insignis (Red Lotus Tree)

Manglietia insignis (Red Lotus Tree)

5 (10)m, Red Lotus Tree (syn. Magnolia insignis) is an evergreen and winterhardy member of the Magnoliaceae. It is native in western China, the Himalayas and Burma and makes leathery, dark green foliage and very showy, pink and white flower cups over several months. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. A very ornamental robust species. Protect young plants from freezing through, e. g. with a thick dry mulch layer. Seed require a prolonged cooling period (stratification) after sowing similar to most Magnolia species. Germination ocurrs with rising temperatures in spring. V-VIII.

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seed package9480 € 7,99