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What magnolia (if any) should I plant in my 5a yard?

Posted by Peaseworld none (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 26, 12 at 19:51

I have heard that Elizabeth is good for my area. Anyone have experience with this one? Any other suggestions? I would like to remove a scruffy, old crab apple with plum-sized fruit that looks pretty for a week in spring, boring in summer and then makes a huge mess in fall.

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RE: What magnolia (if any) should I plant in my 5a yard?

How much room do you have? Is there an ideal mature size plant you want for that area of your yard?

Magnolias have comparatively shallow root systems, so you want to be able to plant it were you won't trample/compact the soil around/over the magnolia's roots by foot traffic, vehicle or mower wheels.

RE: What magnolia (if any) should I plant in my 5a yard?

Magnolias make a huge mess in the Spring after they drop the flower petals and again in the fall when they drop the leaves.

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