Purple Magnolia Tree -Package of 25 Seeds

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

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All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

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Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Purple Magnolia Tree Seeds (25)

Sometimes called the tulip tree, this tree can either be grown as a shrub with multiple trunks or as a small tree. You can find several different species that bloom in colors ranging from light purple to deep purple. 

Hardy Zones 

This tree will grow in zones four to nine. Therefore, almost everyone in the United States and many places around the world can grow this beautiful tree. 

Mature Height 

This tree will usually reach 25-to-30-feet tall at maturity. It grows at the rate of 13-to-24-inches per year. 

Mature Width 

This sun-loving tree will be about 20 feet wide when it is mature. Therefore, especially when it is in bloom, it is a real attention grabber. 

Soil Recommendations 

The purple magnolia tree is not very picky about the soil you plant it in. It prefers slightly acidic soil, but it will grow in sand and clay soils. It does best in well-drained soils, and it has some drought resistance. 

Bloom Color 

This tree produces saucer-shaped purple blooms that are between five and seven inches in diameter. The flower buds are about 0.75-inches long. From each bud appears a flower with six waxy petals arranged in a saucer shape. Each flower has male and female parts. The buds will seem to appear mysteriously one day on a dormant tree. As the flowers appear, the tree will start putting on bright green leaves that make this tree attractive, even when it is not in bloom. 

Bloom Season 

Typically, this tree puts on its biggest blooms in early spring. Then, it will rebloom with smaller ones until close to the first freeze. Each set of smaller flowers is a little lighter color than the previous ones, which adds even more visual interest to this tree. Especially the larger blooms are extremely fragrant. 

The purple magnolia tree looks beautiful in many settings. It can be grown as a tall shrub or as a short tree. Its flower buds are one of the first signs of spring, and its large saucer-shaped flowers are a showstopper. It continues to put on smaller flowers throughout the growing season. Useful in many different residential and commercial settings, it will grow in almost any type of soil. After it gets established, this tree that prefers at least four hours of sun daily requires very little care. Its foliage provides an excellent place for wildlife to hide. Consider it for your setting.

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