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Bull Bay in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Magnolia grandiflora

 

Bull Bay

Beautiful dark green lush leathery leaves which are brown and furry like underneath. Very large fragrant cream coloured flowers in the summer sometimes followed by cone shaped fruit.

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plant Features
  • Bull Bay likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Bull Bay likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Bull Bay is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Bull Bay likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Bull Bay

Latin name

Magnolia grandiflora

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Magnoliaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Bull Bay likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Bull Bay is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Bull Bay likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Bull Bay likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Bull Bay is 8.00meters x 10.00meters 8.00 M 10.00 M

Magnolia grandiflora

Beautiful dark green lush leathery leaves which are brown and furry like underneath. Very large fragrant cream coloured flowers in the summer sometimes followed by cone shaped fruit.


Planting Outdoors

From Mid Autumn TO Mid Spring

Before planting out dig in plenty of well rotted manure or compost into a hole that is 2 or 3 times the width of the pot but not deeper. They should be planted, spreading the roots out, so that the top roots are near the surface. Mulch over the top.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted. Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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