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By Dldef

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What type of soil does a bare root Magnolia tree prefer - acidic or alkaline?



it does depend on the species really. Generally they tend to prefer neutral to acidic soils. The one I have 'Susan' needs a top dressing every year as my garden is alkaline.
So which one is it that you have?
The link below will give you suitable advice.

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16 Feb, 2018


Definitely not alkaline, in my experience, though only a few species will grow where I am.

16 Feb, 2018


They do well here, so must like it slightly acidic. Ive grown Soulangeana, loebnerii Leonard Messel and Stellata types and they all do fine as long as you can keep them away from strong winds.

16 Feb, 2018


My Stellata does fine on pH 6.5

16 Feb, 2018

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