This week, the Plant of the Week is the Magnolia Tree!
( Saucer Magnolia)
Ideal Growing Zone: 4 to 9
Plant Description: 20.00 to 25.00 feet tall, spreads 20.00 to 25.00 feet, blooms in March, White flushed with purple flowers
Growing Conditions: Grows best in full sun to part shade, tolerates clay soil, some maintenance is required
Uses: Beautiful specimen flowering tree for lawns.
Plant Care: Best grown in moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained in full sun to part shade. Generally intolerant of soil extremes (dry or wet). Site in locations protected from strong winds, but avoid southern exposures close to houses where the buds may be induced to open too early in spring. Plants appreciate consistent and regular moisture throughout the year.
Pests and Disease: No serious insect or disease problems. Leaf spot and canker can be troublesome. Watch for scale. Late spring frosts may damage flowers.
If you want to know more about this plant, have a plant you want to be featured next week, or have any questions in general, please contact us!
According to the USDA plant hardiness zone map, Omaha is considered to be in plants zone 4b-5b.