Magnolia grandiflora ‘Gallisoniensis’ ~ bush shape
Often seen on the side of Stately homes. This is a medium sized bushy tree, with large evergreen leathery leaves that look similar to Cherry Laurel. But these leaves have a brown under leaf that makes it very distinctive. grandiflora have enormous white flowers that bloom through Summer in to Autumn. Can be grown as a stand alone tree or grown against a large house or wall.
DFG rating: 10/10
RHS pruning group: 9 if grown as a bush
RHS pruning group: 1 as a specimen tree
Leaves: Evet green, dark green and ovate.
Flowers: White and wonderfully large.
Soil Ph: Lightly Acidic.