Magnolia Grandiflora

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by Coco, May 9, 2006.

  1. Coco

    Coco Member

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    I am planting 4 - 15' Magnolia Grandifloras in my garden. I would like to know what, if anything will grow under these trees.

    I live on the westside of Vancouver, B.C.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    When they are small probably just about anything, when they get big enough later they will cast a "tar pit" of shade. And from the start they will drop litter all summer, so you will probably want to plant fairly tall selections that will trap and conceal the litter, rather than small fussy plantings that you will want to pick magnolia droppings from every week.
     
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  3. GRSJr

    GRSJr Active Member 10 Years

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    Nothing when they grow up.

    The leaf drop and seedhead drop will require a cleanup several times a year.

    But, they are beautiful.

    We have several varieties and notice that 'Little Gem' is reasonably "clean" compared to the others.
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    That cultivar in particular is apt to mildew badly and defoliate heavily out here, very many are planted and not all do but a high percentage look like there has been a hurricane.
     
  5. Tasmania

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    azaleas seem to grow well under Magnolia Grandiflora's also bulbs such as daffodils
     

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