Magnolia AnnScientific Name: Magnolia x
Best Planted In Zone: 4-9
The Ann Magnolia is a beautiful Japanese Magnolia with purplish-red flowers that bloom in early spring. After the blooms, the tree produces leathery green foliage. Like the Alexandrina, the Ann is deciduous and has a medium growth rate. However, the Ann is smaller than the Alexandrina, growing to a height and spread of around 10 feet. The Ann is the perfect magnolia for your yard if you desire a small but elegant edition. It is hardy to -15 degrees (Zones 4-9). USDA ZONES:Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Japanese magnolias should be planted in fertile, well-drained soil. Magnolias prefer slightly acidic soil and do not tolerate overly wet ground in the root zone. You can plant them in either in full sun or partial shade. Once planted, make a 2 foot wide, 2" deep circle around the tree with mulch, but leave a 3-4” space between the mulch and the trunk. At the beginning of cold weather, add 2 more inches of mulch for a total of 4", this will help prevent the plants roots from freezing. If the tree is young or you are using it as a shrub, it is recommended to cover the plant during cold weather. Apply an 8-8-8 nitrogen, potassium slow-release fertilizer in late winter before new growth starts at a rate of one pound per 100 square feet of planted area. Do not fertilize until after the tree is well established in its new home. Water once a week with a deep watering until tree is established. While Japanese Magnolias can be pruned to shape while young, you should refrain from pruning mature Japanese Magnolias.