An attractive evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves that slowly grows to its maximum height. An old favourite courtesy of its highly scented yellow-purple flowers produced in Spring, early Summer and Autumn.
These 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 warm, sunny aspect is best, though they do tolerate partial shade. We advise an annual application of good quality general fertiliser in Spring, and mulching and watering during the drier months especially when the plant is establishing itself.
Magnolia figo (syn Michelia) is famous for its small flowers; their strong sweet scent will drift about in the air, so it is a great one for planting around entertaining areas or close to the home.