“Magnolia soulangeana Superba is a popular, hardy and deciduous cultivar that is long-flowering with large, fragrant, white goblet-shaped bloom with a purple flush,  delivering a beautiful spring display.

This is a great magnolia for smaller gardens, as it remains a shapely shrub for many years, and even when it is mature, is a manageable small tree  requiring a minimal amount of pruning. Suits all garden sizes.

Prefers a fairly sheltered spot with sun or part-shade position. Likes plenty of ericaceous compost when planted in a non-alkaline soil ideally and boosted in spring with manure and leaf mould, especially on dry soils.

It’s a hardy tree that will eventually reach a maximum height of 6 metres and a spread of 5 metres.