A wider growing variety with large glossy apple green leaves. It is a hardy and versatile plant that will tolerate a range of conditions and is relatively pest and disease free. During the warmer months it produces beautiful, creamy-white, fragrant flowers and will flower from an early age.
Magnolias prefer a moist, fertile and well drained soil that is slightly acidic, so when planting it helps if the position has been prepared that way. A sunny aspect is best, though they do tolerate partial shade, and some protection from strong winds will help. We advise an annual application of good quality fertiliser in Spring, and mulching and watering during the drier months especially when the plant is establishing itself. Once established in the landscape ‘St Mary' is a very tough plant capable of enduring heat and low levels of frost.
This variety is reasonably quick growing and is a good choice for tall screening or as a specimen tree, and responds well to Winter pruning if any shaping is required. It can also be grown effectively in large containers.
Height 6m; width 3 m after 10 years