Manglietia insignis or fordiana

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by scross1, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. scross1

    scross1 Active Member

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    Hello, I am interested in the hardiness of thie tree. I have seen it posted at zone 7, but I have heard that they cannot take prolonged cold periods. I live in NJ where I have a microclimate zone 7 due to my proximity to the city of Trenton, but we still have a long period of temperatures in the 20's and 30's. Is this something that this tree can handle or are there other varieties that are more hardy?

    Thanks
     
  2. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    With a zone 7 you should be okay. Once established
    in the ground for a few years the Maple can handle
    much colder temperatures. If this is the form you
    want then get one but I suggest you buy a good sized
    plant of it. As a caution you can baby it by growing it
    in a large container which makes it portable, you can
    move it to secure locations or protected areas and let
    the plant adapt some to your climatic conditions before
    you decide to plant it in the ground.

    Jim
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The Magnolia fordiana will probably be the more hardy of the two species.
     

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