Planting Royal Star Magnolia (any tips?)

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  1. droy

    droy Member

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    I just got a Royal Star Magnolia. I am looking for advice on planting, what type of (if any) fertilizer to use and other useful tips.

    I plan on planting the tree in the back yard in an area where it will get approx 10 hours of unobstructed sun a day. The soil is mostly clay, and it being a newer development, there is an above average amount of wind.

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    A quiet area near the house would be best, so that the early bloom can be enjoyed more readily and the tepals (petal-like parts) aren't torn by gales.
     
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    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for advice, I planted it fair ways closer to the house, more than I initially planned. It will get a bit less sun, but will be better protected from the wind.

    Thanks for introducing a new word, tepals. I'd never realized there was a distinction.
     

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