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Magnolia soulangiana Alexandrina

Magnolia Alexandrina has large flowers, pink on the outside and white on the inside. Magnolia Alexandrina typically grows to 15-20 feet though is reported to 30 feet in exceptional conditions. Magnolia Alexandrina prefers acidic conditions similar to roses, though the leaves of Magnolia Alexandrina are more likely to show damage from our irrigation water than roses. Gypsum, peat, or pelletized sulfur are often used to help soil conditions. Magnolia Alexandrina will not perform with excessively wet or dry soils. I have found most fertilizer use in our area makes the soil problems worse for plants that like acidic soils. Magnolia Alexandrina blooms in the early Spring and will often sport a few fragrant flowers early is there is a Winter warmup. A few nurseries are selling Magnolia Alexandrina as Magnolia Alexander.

Magnolia soulangiana Alexandrina

Pink flowers of Magnolia Alexandrina. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the genus Magnolia featured on this site:
Magnolia dianica
Magnolia liliiflora nigra
Magnolia soulangiana Brozzonii
Magnolia soulangiana Galaxy
Magnolia soulangiana Royal Crown
Magnolia stellata
Magnolia stellata rosea