Our Plants

Magnolia doltsopa (syn Michelia)

A magnificent evergreen tree growing to medium height. Its rich green foliage provides a good contrast to the heavily scented white flowers which appear in Winter. This plant has been budded from an attractive early flowering form of doltsopa.

CULTURAL

These prefer a moist, fertile and well drained soil that is slightly acidic, so when planting it helps if the position has been prepared that way. A warm, sunny aspect is best, though they do tolerate partial shade. After flowering in Winter is a good time to prune to shape if required, and it will tolerate being cut back hard if necessary. We advise an annual application of good quality general fertiliser in Spring, and mulching and watering during the drier months especially when the plant is establishing itself.

LANDSCAPE USE

Will make an ideal feature tree, or can be used to create a tall screen.

DIMENSIONS

Height to 8m; width to 3m after 10 years