Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. If a tree with a very thin trunk is put in shelter, it could be useful to secure it to a solid stake, which can keep it erect, and protect it from the damage caused by strong winds.During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the the Magnolia campbellii can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.
Generalities Magnolia campbellii
The development of the the Magnolia campbellii is erect; in genereral in the lower part they have a pretty bare stem, while p many ramifications develop towards the top. This plant in the spring assumes a pink colouring; it is large in size and can reach 15 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. As they grow, these plants become the size of a tree.
Fertilization Magnolia campbellii
Letís fertilize the plants when implanting them, or every 2-3 years, towards the end of the winter or beginning of Autumn. A good quantity of organic fertilizer, such as manure or earthworm humus should be mixed to the soil at the foot of the stem; in this manner we will supply it with a good quantity of nutrients and we will also improve the mixture of the soil.
Watering Magnolia campbellii
Letís avoid watering the the Magnolia campbellii excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water . We should pay particular attention to those plants which have been recently placed in shelter; during the years, trees develop a cospicuous radical apparatus, and need watering only if the climate is particularly dry.
Treatments Magnolia campbellii
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Magnolia campbellii
These trees need a dissolved soil with an optimum drainage.
Notes Magnolia campbellii
After flowering it produces fruits. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.