PLANT OF THE MONTH
Magnolias are more commonly found as spring flowering, deciduous trees. The plant forms a wonderful bud that opens up into an even more amazing flower before glossy foliage covers the trees. One of the most popular varieties the magnolia stellata can grow as high as 16ft and creates wonderful front garden displays. Magnolias prefer a slightly acidic soil (ericaceous) and would do best in a slightly sheltered position. Fun Fact: Magnolias are one of the oldest known plant species with fossils dating back 20 million years as the specie as far back as 95 million years.