With a particularly windy climate we suggest securing young trees to long solid stakes, to avoid that the wind could bare young and not very developed roots; specimens which are only a few years old might fear intense cold and wind. Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight.We suggest growing the the Magnolia x soulangeana outdoors year round, as they don't fear cold weather.
Feed Magnolia x soulangeana
Tree fertilization should be done at the beginning of the spring or of autumn, using humus or mature manure; this should be done by mixing a few buckets of fertilizer to the ground, around the trunk of the tree, every 2-3 years or when the tree implanted.
Care Magnolia x soulangeana
These plants have an erect development; in the lower part they usually show a bare stem, while towards the top they widen to form the crown. The Magnolia x soulangeana has a shrub- like development. The Magnolia x soulangeana is large in size and 6 m in height; in the spring it assumes a redpink colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Irrigation Magnolia x soulangeana
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 4-5 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 buckets of water . We advise watering the young specimens, or the recently sheltered ones; the adult specimens usually are satisfied with rain water.
Adversity Magnolia x soulangeana
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Substrate Magnolia x soulangeana
Grow these plants in a dissolved and deep, but well drained soil.
Cultivate Magnolia x soulangeana
The Magnolia x soulangeana produces fruits. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.