Spring Welcome® Magnolia
Grow a Wall of Blushing Spring Blooms
These miraculous blooms come on early in spring (around March) before the plant is even leafed out, and each bloom opens up to 4 ½ inches in diameter and overflowing with 11 or more tepals! The tepals are blushed in rosy pink when they come on, but mature into a pristine snow white. These showy, fragrant blooms make perfect cutflowers--place one in a bowl of water, and it will stay fresh for weeks!
This cross of Magnolia x loebneri 'Ruth' is a deciduous tree with a spreading, rounded crown. The bright green foliage has a narrow-obovate shape. In the fall, greenish seed pods split open to reveal the red seeds.
Plant in full sun to part shade in a spot with some room to grow over time--Spring Welcome® reaches 15 to 18 feet high and wide at maturity. Give this Magnolia average, well-drained soil and a moderate amount of water. Spring Welcome ® shows no serious disease or pest problems. Late spring frost may damage early blooms, but will not kill the tree--in fact, 'Spring Welcome' has proven hardy in temperatures as low as -40 degrees F! Zones 4 to 8.
|ItemForm||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||4 - 8|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Spring - Late Spring|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bloom First Year, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance|
|BloomColor||Light Cream, Light White, Pink|
|FoliageColor||Dark Green, Medium Green|
|LightRequirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Privacy, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico|