Magnolia 'BLUE OPAL'

Magnolia
Magnolia 'BLUE OPAL'
magnolia
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-4m
USUAL WIDTH 1-2m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS ++multicolored:blue-green a green a yellow
BLOOMING TIME May - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE acidic (peaty)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Magnolias
Rarities

Are you a magnolia lover who thinks he has seen them all? Well, have another look at this almost blue magnolia. Of course it is slightly exaggerated, there are just blue hues in the bud, yet they are stunning.

Blue Opal magnolia is a selection from magnolia acuminata (so-called cucumber magnolia) which is capable of green and yellow flower colours. Blue Opal has added blue to the family which looks rather impressive though only on the outer petals. Just one note about the images found on google - don't believe the pure blue pictures of this magnolia - there are many individuals who just love working with photoshop and do not honour real colours of nature. This magnolia has bluish-green buds opening into not very large flowers with blue-green outer petals and yellow inner petals when the foliage is out. Leaves are large, obovate, rich green, deciduous. The plant grows upright, not very fast, and quite compact which makes it suitable for small urban spaces.

Deciduous magnolias are quite easy plants. All they need is light, well-drained, acidic soil with equal moisture throughout the year. Once established they can do with occasional drought but will not look as nice as the ones with regular watering. Just pay attention to how to plant your magnolia. First, find it a spot where it will live forever and ever. It does not like transplanting. And as it makes shallow roots reaching well over its spread stay away from disturbing the roots by digging or messing about around it. Just cover the soil with bark mulch and do not plant anything else near it after say the second year after planting onwards. You could damage the very important top roots that absorb maximum moisture and nutrients from the soil. Also avoid planting magnolia too deep. Thus you could be digging its grave. It is fully hardy to min. -25°(USDA zone 6) but is expected to take somewhat deeper frost.

Last update: 15-09-2015
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Magnolia 'BLUE OPAL' height 60-80 cm
STANDARD
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Magnolia height 100-120 cm
STANDARD
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Magnolia height 100-125 cm, width 40-60 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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