Magnolia x ‘Galaxy’

('Galaxy', Magnolia)


$119.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Galaxy’ is a hybrid magnolia (M. liliiflora ?Nigra? x M. sprengeri ?Diva? which was crossed by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1963 and subsequently introduced into commerce by them in 1980. This is a large, narrow-pyramidal, deciduous single trunk tree with ascending branching. It typically matures over time to 20-30′ (infrequently to 40?) tall. Fragrant rose-pink to reddish-purple flowers (each to 6-12? across) bloom in late April to early June. Each flower features up to 12 showy petal-like tepals. Large, ovate, medium green leaves (each to 9″ long) appear in whorl-like clusters at the branchlet tips.

Description

Best grown in organically rich, neutral to slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Appreciates a root-zone mulch to help retain soil moisture. Also appreciates a location protected from strong winds, but avoid warm southern exposures which may promote premature bud opening in spring. Fleshy root system is easily damaged during transplanting, so it is best to select a landscape location carefully and leave this magnolia undisturbed once planted.

Additional information

Common Name

'Galaxy', Magnolia

Botanical Name

Magnolia x 'Galaxy'

Container/Amount

15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 30 ft.

Width

to 20 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

reddish-purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

Yellow

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