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Magnolia grandiflora Alta

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Magnolia grandiflora Alta Southern Magnolia, Bull Bay,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Dense, Upright, Upright Narrow

Alta is a dense leaved evergreen tree with an upright narrow habit well suited to the residential garden. Bright glossy green leaves have a rusty brown underside. Large white, fragrant flowers mainly in the warmer months. Grows approx. 9m tall x 4m wide. Use as a feature tree or hedge. Used widely in domestic gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Wind Break

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Magnoliaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Brown, Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate