Magnolia evergreen tree for your pots and garden
Magnolia’s evergreen tree is looking particularly fabulous. It copes well with direct sun, even in the heat, and is tolerant of many soil types. With a number of sizes available from 1m to 3m tall, evergreen Magnolia is perfect for so many planting situations.
Evergreen Magnolia species are one of our favorite trees and large shrubs for Gardens. They are very versatile and beautiful plants adaptable to a variety of styles and conditions.
Evergreen Magnolias are fairly versatile, in general:
- Evergreen Magnolias prefer full sun to part shade
- Humus-rich soil.
- Protect from hot drying winds
- Disease and pest resistance.
Where do magnolia trees grow best?
The good news is that magnolias grow just about anywhere in the U.S. The most easily recognized type is the iconic Southern magnolia, an evergreen tree with huge, waxy white blooms that appear in summer. It thrives in Southern regions in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 10. “The flowers appear sporadically from May to July, but they have an intensely lemony scent with big, glossy green leaves,” says Bunting. This type of magnolia can grow up to 100 feet tall, although there are smaller cultivars, or types, available.
How do I care for a magnolia tree?
Magnolias are as low-maintenance as trees go—as long as you place them in the right spot in your yard. They’re generally pest- and disease-free, and they don’t need pruning unless there’s a broken branch. When planting, dig a hole about two to three times the size of the pot. Scruff up the roots a little with your gloved hand so they’ll be encouraged to spread out into the soil (they’re often circling inside the nursery pot). Place the plant in the hole at the same depth it was in the pot, and water well. Add mulch to retain moisture, but don’t mound it up around the plant’s trunk, because that invites pests and disease to attack the stem. Fertilizer isn’t necessary.