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Magnolia Centennial Blush Trees for Sale Online
Pink buds open to incredibly full and wonderfully fragrant pale pink flowers in spring on this beautiful magnolia. Magnolia Centennial Blush is a prolific bloomer with flower buds formed at almost every node yielding a fantastic floral display of delicate pink covering the entire plant. Attractive medium green foliage on an interesting branching structure follows in the summer turning yellow to bronze in autumn. Magnolia Centennial Blush can be grown as a large shrub or a small tree, perfectly suited for small urban gardens.
|Mature Height:||18 to 20 Feet|
|Mature Width:||12 to 15 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous tree, spring flowering|
|Habit:||Upright, umbrella shaped canopy|
|Foliage:||Dark green, brilliant orange to scarlet fall color|
|Flower Color:||Pale pink, very floriferous|
|Pruning Season:||No pruning needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites|
How to Care for Magnolia Centennial Blush
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I plant my Magnolia Royal Star Blush Plant?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Magnolia Centennial Blush trees that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Magnolia Centennial Blush trees to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I water the Magnolia Centennial Blush Trees?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Magnolia Centennial Blush trees a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags are a good investment that will help minimize the watering chore.
How do I fertilize the Magnolia Centennial Blush Trees?
Trees such as Magnolia Centennial Blush trees grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Magnolia Centennial Blush Tree again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. An organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. A fast release chemical fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the early spring and early summer. Don't fertilize Magnolia Centennial Blush after August. Fall is the time for plants to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter.
How do I mulch the Magnolia Centennial Blush Tree?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Magnolia Centennial Blush treewith either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.