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Magnolia tree help.

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I bought my OH one of these and expectin it by post soon.

We have a circular space in the middle of the front garden and wondered if it would be better in a pot on top of this space or actually planted in the space, would it bear up through the winter,
Any advice would be welcome.
Thanks.
make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
and we will never, ever return.

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  • Do you have acidic soil? If not, best in a pot.
  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    They do grow pretty huge though - what sort of magnolia is it?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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    McKneffMcKneff Forumite
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    edited 31 May 2011 at 8:20PM
    :rotfl::rotfl:Ive no idea lol

    Apparently it was despatched yesterday so I'll be able to update when it arrives, ordered from Jersey Plants (brilliant company:D)
    lost my catalogue

    No, the soil is not acidic, if we put it in a pot will it be okay outside in winter.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    I've had a magnolia outside in a pot for a couple of years and it's been fine over the winter. It's a stellata, which is a dwarf one, ie it only grows to 4 x3 metres!. It's now outgrowing its pot, so I'm going to have to start pruning it to try to keep it to a manageable size. If yours is one of the full size ones it might struggle in a pot after a few years.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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