The Magnolia Sieboldii is a plant that is native to the Far East, particularly to Japan, China and Korea. The plant itself is named after German doctor Philipp Franz von Siebold who discovered the plant. The plant grows pure white flowers with showy scarlet stamens. This Magnolia is suitable for all gardens and can be grown in pots. It is a medium grower and likes full sun to half shade. The plant itself is hardy at H6 making it perfect for the British climate. Just make sure to shelter in extreme cold snaps. The plant is susceptible to potential pests and diseases so keep this in mind. Stick to the advice for pruning magnolia for this plant. The final height is between 4 m – 8 m (13.12 ft – 26 ft) and the final width is 8 m (26 ft)
Latin Name: Magnolia Sieboldii
English Name: Siebolds Magnolia, Oyama Magnolia, Colossus
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Flowering Period: Spring – Summer
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist but well-drained. Clay, Loam, Sand
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -25 °C to -15 °C (-13 °F to 15 °F)
Growth Habit: Bushy
Pests: Susceptible to scale insects
Diseases: Susceptible to coral spot, honey fungus and phytophthera root rot
Cultivation: Grow in moisture-retentive, well-drained soil in sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds. Further magnolia cultivation advice
Propagation: Propagate by softwood cuttings from late spring to early summer, or semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to autumn
Pruning: Magnolia pruning should be carried out in midsummer when in full leaf
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Final Height: 4 m – 8 m (13.12 ft – 26 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
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