Magnificent Magnolias

The Magnolia season is upon us in the UK. Wakehurst Place in East Sussex is home to some magnificent magnolias, as seen in the picture above.

Courtesy of BBC Gardening, here are the basics on the resplendent Magnolia genus.

Common Name: Magnolia
Genus: Magnolia
Species: liliiflora
Cultivar: 'Nigra'
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Acidic
Height: 300cm
Spread: 240cm
Flowering period: April to June

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