Magnolia
Magnolia 'Galaxy'

Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Galaxy

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Stanford, California

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Versailles, Kentucky

Tupelo, Mississippi

Morrison, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 25, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I wish that the color of this Magnolia could really be seen in a photo. It is the first thing that blooms in my garden in the spring. This picture was taken February 14. I have discovered from reading that colder regions are about one to two months behind my garden although printed information says that it blooms later than other Magnolias. It is one of the plants I am asked most about.
The color of 'Galaxy' is apparently very dependent on the acidity of the soil and can be a very dark pink if the soil is on the acid side. In more neutral soils the flowers will be medium pink.