|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from S.E. USA
A compact and upright evergreen Magnolia. This dwarf variety, slow growing and maturing at only a quarter of the size of the species, is relatively tender and requires the protection of a warm, sheltered wall. Not only is it attractive for its superb dark green glossy, leathery leaves with a rusty coloured felt underside but it is one of the most prolific flowerers of all the grandifloras, producing masses of large, white, spicy lemon scented water-lily like flowers through summer and into autumn. An ideal magnolia for small, sheltered gardens.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or shade. Will tolerate alkaline soils.
Height and spread after 4 – 5 years 2m x 1.5m
Semi mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years if not pruned 4m x 3m
Potential mature size after 15 – 20 years 8m x 5m