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Magnolia Blue Baby
Magnolia Blue Baby
Magnolia Blue Baby
Magnolia Blue Baby
Magnolia Blue Baby
Magnolia Blue Baby
Magnolia Blue Baby
Magnolia Blue Baby
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Magnolia 'Blue Baby'

Introducing Magnolia 'Blue Baby', a brand-new variety of Magnolia that will amaze you with its Blue Flowers!
  • Unique and highly desirable this Magnolia is a most sensational shrub - a blue magnolia!
  • Rarely offered for sale to UK gardeners, we're really pleased to be able to bring you this gardening first
  • Hardy in UK gardens and is perfect for growing in smaller and urban gardens
  • The furry flower buds appear in May opening to reveal miniature, steely-blue goblets
  • Supplied as a bare root plant, without leaves, ready for immediate planting

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This unique and highly desirable Magnolia is one of the most sensational of the hybrid shrubs to have been released over the last few years and is rarely offered for sale to UK gardeners, so we're really pleased to be able to bring you this gardening first - a blue magnolia!

A deciduous shrub, 'Blue Baby' is perfectly hardy in UK gardens and will eventually grow into a shrub that is perfect for growing in smaller and urban gardens with its relatively slow rate of growth.

The furry flower buds appear in May and open to reveal miniature, steely-blue blooms that open into the more familiar yellow/green goblets that make Magnolias so attractive. The buds appear on bare stems but are soon followed by dark green, glossy leaves plus you may even get a second flush of flowers later in the year.

Magnolia 'Blue Baby ‘prefers a good sunny position but also tolerate light partial shade. Plant somewhere sheltered from the wind with shelter from late frosts that may damage the flower buds.

Supplied as a bare root plant, without leaves, ready for immediate planting, treat yourself to something new this year!

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Supplied as a bare root plant, without leaves, ready for immediate planting. Flowers May, Growing to 4m x 3m

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy

Top Tips

While most Magnolias prefer an acidic soil, this variety will tolerate most types providing you ensure the planting area has a good supply of water and does not dry out totally or become waterlogged.

Care Information

On receipt, soak the roots in water for at least two hours (overnight is better). If you can't plant straight away, they should be fine for up to a week if left in a cool, dark, frost-free place - keep the bag around the roots with some water inside. Don't worry if the roots have been cut quite harshly - this is done to encourage the plant to grow.


Planting Advice for Magnolia 'Blue Baby':

  • Select an appropriate spot for your plants, making sure that you give them enough space to grow to their full size.
  • Dig a hole twice the width of the roots, forking over the bottom to loosen the soil, and add some good quality fertiliser such as Blood Fish & Bone.
  • Aim to plant at the same depth as the soil mark on the trunk.
  • Holding the tree or plant upright in position with one hand, slowly backfill the hole with soil, and gently shake the plant, so the soil falls back around the roots.
  • Use your heel to compact the soil around the plant to ensure good contact around the roots.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast. Use the best compost you can buy.
  • For all trees, we highly recommend using our Tree Planting Kits. Each contains 3 tanalised wooden tree stakes, 3 soft rubber tree ties and a sachet of Mycorrhizal granules. You only need to support the bottom half of each trunk, so push 40cm of each stake into the soil next to each tree. With the soft tie, make a figure of eight around both the trunk and stake, and fasten it off. The tree will now be better protected from strong winds.
    When the soil and air warm up from late March onwards, you should see the plant burst into life.


 

Aftercare Advice for your Magnolia:

  • Do not allow plants to dry out in the first four months after planting. Once established for one season, they will become much more tolerant to a lack of water, as the root system develops.

 

Pruning Advice for Blue Baby Magnolia:

There is no real need to prune for the first two years then prune to the shape and size you want, removing any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late summer to control size. Prune using good-quality secateurs to create an even bowl shape.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
400 cm
300 cm
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