Magnolia Susan

Limited availability May

Magnolia Susan

Perfect for small gardens, Magnolia 'Susan' is a slow-growing deciduous shrub or small tree with large, fragrant reddish-purple flowers in mid to late spring. This Magnolia is one of the hybrid magnolias from the series called the "Little Girls". Beause it blooms two to four weeks later than Magnolia stellata and Magnolia soulangeana it usually avoids losing its blooms to late frosts. 

  • Height: 2.4-3.7 m (8-12 ft)
  • Spread: 2.4-3.7 m (8-12 ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum of 4 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: mid to late spring
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: reddish purple
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in organically rich, neutral to slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Appreciates a root-zone mulch to help retain soil moisture. Also appreciates a location protected from strong winds, but avoid warm southern exposures which may promote premature bud opening in spring. Fleshy root system is easily damaged during transplanting, so it is best to select a landscape location carefully and leave this magnolia undisturbed once planted. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Usually requires little pruning other than removal of dead or damaged branches.