Magnolia in a pot

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  1. mvista888

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    Hi. Here's a picture of a young dwarf magnolia tree I bought last year. I think it is called the Mighty Mouse Magnolia. I planted it in a big pot and it seems to be doing well (you can see two buds that are starting to bloom; the leaves are starting to come out as well).

    So that the container doesn`t look bare, I'm thinking of adding other plants in. But because the magnolia is in a container and will be there for the long haul, would it be wise to add other plants to the pot or would I be harming the magnolia tree in the long run? I'd appreciate your advice. And if it is ok, I'd appreciate any suggestion on the kind of plants I can use. Thanks in advance.
     

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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Try small blue bulbs like scillas for a flowering time harmony. Over these a very short creeper like creeping time or maybe a low sedum could be used for year-round effect.
     
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    Thank you so much!!! I will go to the nursery next weekend to check out your suggestions.
     

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