Alexander aka Alexandrina Magnolia
Some of the most beautiful spring flowering trees are magnolia varieties.
When we moved into our current family home, we had to leave behind the beautiful gardens and trees of our first backyard. It was quite hard and very sad to leave behind our favorites. While I was able to bring a few rose cuttings and a single potted ornamental maple, the rest were left in the care of the new owners.
The first course of action in making our new house a home was preparing, planting and cultivating our own backyard garden. That very first spring in our new home, I drew up a plan and we each chose our favorite tree. The entire backyard was designed around these choices.
Our beautiful daughter and oldest child picked the Alexander Magnolia. That came as no surprise to any of us since she had chosen that very tree to be placed outside her bedroom window at our first home.
Just like our daughter, this tree graces our lives with brilliance and spectacular beauty!
Alexander Magnolia Tree Bloom
Alexander Magnolia Tree
A Few Facts about the Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Alexandrina’
- Large Dark Pink or Mauve Blooms (At dusk, the blooms can look purple in color)
- Tulip Shaped Blooms ~ 1 – 3 inches
- Spring Flowering
- Grows up to 25 ft. Tall
- Spread 15 to 25 ft.
- Requires Regular/Weekly Watering
- Part or Full Sun
- Soil tolerances: clay; sand; loam; acidic
- Drought tolerance: moderate
- USDA Hardiness Zones include 5 – 9
- Do Not Prune this tree after the first year or two. The wounds will not heal.
Find your Gardening Hardiness Zone
- National Gardening Association
If you live in the US, you can enter your zip code and find out your gardening hardiness zone.
- World Hardiness Zones
If you live outside of the U.S., this site will help you determine your planting zone.
Watch the Alexander Magnolia Tree Bloom Right Before Your Eyes – In just 7 days this Beauty goes from Bloom to Brilliance!
Our Alexander Magnolia Tree
It is truly easier to purchase a tree when it is small. It is cheaper, much easier to plant and it fits in the back of our SUV.
When we planted it, we mixed and added a root simulator and we took care of it by watering it. That’s it!
Otherwise, we just enjoy it.
Our Alexander Magnolia Tree Adds Beauty on an Overcast Day
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