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Magnolia hybrida Fairy Cream

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Magnolia hybrida Fairy Cream MICJUR02,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Fairy Magnolia® Cream is a new hybrid of Michelias bred to produce masses of beautiful fragrant creamy-white flowers in early Spring. These plants are so free flowering that they have a flower bud at each leaf axil and have been known to provide a light flush of flowers during summer too. The plants are bushy with rich evergreen foliage, which makes them ideal in the garden as a flowering hedge or specimen plant. Grows approx 3 - 4 metres tall and 1.2 - 2 metres wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Performs well in a range of soil types, but prefers well worked friable soils; avoid very heavy water logged conditions. Plant 1 metre apart to create a hedge and up to 1.5 metres apart for a looser screen. Apply moderate moisture levels over summer, but can handle drier conditions once established. Occasional deep watering recommended. Trim to shape, can be trained to single leader or trimmed as a bush. In a garden situation, feed annually after flowering with a general fertiliser. In a container feed in spring and autumn with a slow release fertiliser. Not usually susceptible to diseases, but can get some leaf spotting in low light levels and if crowded. Information and images courtesy of Anthony Tesselaar.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Magnoliaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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