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Magnolia soulangiana Royal Crown

Magnolia Royal Crown has large flowers, dark pink on the outside and white on the inside. Magnolia Royal Crown typically grows to 15-20 feet though is reported to 25 feet in exceptional conditions. Magnolia Royal Crown prefers acidic conditions similar to roses, though the leaves of Magnolia Royal Crown 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 Royal Crown 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 Royal Crown blooms in the early Spring and will often sport a few fragrant flowers early is there is a Winter warmup.

Magnolia soulangiana Royal Crown

Pink and white flowers of Magnolia Royal Crown. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plant pages from the genus Magnolia featured on this site:
Magnolia dianica
Magnolia liliiflora nigra
Magnolia soulangiana Alexandrina
Magnolia soulangiana Brozzonii
Magnolia soulangiana Galaxy
Magnolia stellata
Magnolia stellata rosea