A small growing tree, Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ is an excellent choice for smaller gardens.
Attractive cup shaped rosy purple flowers on a deciduous magnolia that has an upright habit, make it a useful tree for confined spaces as well as for growing in containers.
The flowers open first as a nice cup shape and then to big blowsy flamboyant show offs, Deeper pink on the outside and a paler color on the inside.
This is a Magnolia x soulangeana cultivar with good glossy green foliage.
Grown at the back of the border where it will act as a backdrop for other plants. As a feature tree in a lawn or in the open garden, or as a container or pot grown specimen in a courtyard, Royal Purple is a versatile plant.
Best is a humus rich moist soil in full sun to light afternoon shade.
Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ will reach around 4 – 6 m over time with a spread of around 2m after 8 – 10 years.
- Although reasonably drought tolerant it is best to provide extra moisture during hot dry summers.
- Pruning is generally not required except for the removal of dead or damaged limbs
- New plants should be staked to help maintain an upright habit, watered in well with aliquot seaweed fertilizer to promote new root growth and mulched to provide a cool root run. Look for a soil ph of 6 – 6.5.
Available for sale from the following nurseries
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.
685 Mickleham Rd, GreenVale,Vic 3059
Grass trees, palms, ferns, bromeliads, cycads, cordylines, yucca, bannanas, birds of paradise, succulents, dracaenas, ponytails, for all gardens sizes from small to large landscaped gardens. Advanced Date Palms available.