Port Wine Magnolia
Comes in a 2.5L pot
A rounded small shrub. Highly fragrant, creamy yellow and purple flowers are borne in profusion amidst the glossy green foliage in spring. Ideal as a hedge, feature or in containers.
Evergreen. Grows to 2.5 x 2m.
Best in light to full shade. Average, well-drained soil but water during dry periods.
Before planting make sure that the soil is well prepared by digging in Compost to improve soil structure. This can be done by, digging individual holes for each plant or digging the compost into a trench.
In heavier clay soils adding a handful of Gypsum ever 1m2 or so, will further improve the structure. In really heavy soils you can plant into a slight mound to help with drainage.
Fertilise using Kings 24+ and Kings Azalea, Camellia & Gardenia.
Water the plant deeply and mulch with Living Earth More than Mulch to reduce competition for nutrients form weeds.