magnolia

Magnolia cultivation

Magnolia, like all plants, requires specific care, today we will tell you what they are so that their development fills you with pride. First of all we will tell you that his name pays tribute to the French botanist Pierre Magnol, who was director of the Montpellier Botanical Garden during the 17th century.

The genus of magnolias is formed by trees and shrubs originating in the warmest and tropical areas of America and Asia. It is popularly known as Magnolia, Magnolio or Laurel Tulip.

It is an evergreen tree that has its origins in the United States, it is estimated that the first copies date back more than 3 million years. It can reach 30 meters high.

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<p style=The leaves are elongated and oval shaped, bright and pointed, with a green beam on one side and a dark reddish tone on the other. The leaves dry but do not fall, which allows them to be used as a decorative element.

Its flowers appear at the beginning of spring or summer, are of a large size, white with about 10 petals. They have a very pleasant lemon-like aroma, the fruits are a kind of brown pineapple.

Ideally, place it in a semi shadow area, although it also resists being in full sun as long as it is not too intense. It can be placed in calcareous soils, but the ideal for development are acidic and well drained soils.

Irrigation must be frequent, it resists very well the pollution of cities but does not resist heavy frosts. Magnolia does not need annual pruning, only if we want to shape it. If you notice leaf spots on its leaves, it may be that it is being attacked by aphids.

The multiplication is simple and fast. When the new plant is separated from the mother plant it can be placed in a pot for several years. There is also the possibility of sowing the seeds that are inside their flowers.

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