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This is a unique form and flower among cultivated magnolias. It's a single-stemmed, tree growth of magnolia with ascending branches, the perfect shape for limited space of narrow planting sites. In spring, dark reddish-purple flowers appear about mid-late April. These flowers have about 11 to 12 petals and are up to 8 to 10" when fully open. Appearing before the leaves. They are partially sterile but may occasionally produce fruit and viable seed. The Magnolia Galaxy can grow to 30-40' tall with a 22-25' spread. A fourteen year old tree had grown to 24' tall and had a 7" diameter. Several Galaxy Magnolia's were planted in 1999 in areas 1a and 1b.
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