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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 6th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New item today at Crocus

magnolia £19.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained, acidic soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April to MayHardiness: fully hardyOne of the most popular magnolias, with large, dark green leaves that start to appear in mid spring, at about the same time as the huge pure white, goblet-shaped flowers, which are flushed purple-pink at the base. This is an excellent magnolia for smaller gardens, as it remains a shapely shrub for many years, and even when it is mature, is a manageable small tree.Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches after flowering. The best time to plant is in April, adding plenty of peat to the planting hole, in a sheltered spot. Mulch in spring with manure and leafmould, especially on dry soils.