This plant has a strong fragrance
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Magnolia is a large genus containing around 320 evergreen or deciduous shrubs and tree species in the Magnoliaceae family. These plants are native to East and southeastern Asia, the Americas and the West Indies. Flowering occurs from late winter to spring, before the leaves develop. Several species have been extensively cultivated for their large, fragrant, striking, bowl-shaped waxy flowers and many cultivars have been produced. They need a sheltered position and protection from cold winds and early frosts.
Common problems with Magnolia
Also watch for Bracket shaped fungi on branches or the main trunk, this causes decay of the heartwood of the tree.
How to propagate Magnolia
Grafting in winter.
Special features of Magnolia
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Magnolia
Wall, ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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