Purple magnolia - luxury for your garden
With its porcelain-like flowers, the magnolia susan is a real eye-catcher for your garden. The magnolia liliiflora susan is an ideal addition to your front garden with its deep, glowing leaves. The exotic floral fragrance and elegant growth of the Purple Magnolia makes it a true standout among magnolias. The foliage of the magnolia susan is very beautiful to look at and is ovate and pointed. The flowers of the purple magnolia are cup-shaped and give off a particularly sweet fragrance in spring during their first blooms. If the purple magnolia pleases you, it will even bloom again in summer. Magnolias thrive ideally as solitaires. This plant needs a lot of space, even for smaller varieties such as the magnolia susan, at least four square metres of space should be created.
Combination of the magnolia susan with other plants and garden styles
Susan magnolia looks particularly good in small gardens because of its rather shrubby growth. The purple magnolia susan is sure to steal the show from all the other trees and shrubs in your garden during the flowering season. The unusual appearance of this magnolia with its purple flowers makes it stand out. In minimalist gardens, the purple magnolia is ideally accentuated by its opulent flowers. As the magnolia susan is a particularly attractive specimen in the garden, it is advisable to plant it in a place where it is the focal point of the garden. If you no longer have enough space in the garden or decide that the magnolia would no longer be ideal there, it is of course possible to plant the purple magnolia in a pot and thus enrich your patio.
As the magnolia susan only blooms once, at best twice a year, it would be particularly harmonious for your garden design if you underplant the magnolia with ground covers. The magnolia susan is particularly effective in the front garden, parks and pots.
Ground covers that harmonise particularly well with the purple magnolia:
Rock Cranesbill Spessart
Alwaysgreen with white or purple flowers
Care of the purple magnolia
The pH of the soil should be slightly acidic and kept constantly moist. It would be ideal to work the soil with humus and sand before planting. A slightly sandy soil is therefore advantageous as it protects the magnolia from frost. Loam and waterlogging should also be avoided at all costs.
Compost for sufficient nutrients
Peat to maintain the pH
Sand to protect the magnolia from frost in winter