These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Magnolias are hardy garden plants producing stunning flowers in early spring. This variety Magnolia Stellata ‘Waterlily’ is a more compact variety that is perfect for the smaller garden or border.
While your Magnolia is in a pot it will need regular watering when the top of the soil dries out. The soil should feel wet to touch and you can stand the bottom of the plastic pot in a little water if the weather is particularly warm.
After flowering your Magnolia plant can be repotted in a larger pot with suitable container compost or planted out into the ground. When planting Magnolias in the garden, choose a sheltered part-shaded position where you can see the winter flowers. Try to avoid a situation where the early morning sun shines on frosted plants because this can spoil the flowers.
Over time this compact variety of magnolia will grow on to a sizable bush producing a really dramatic display of slightly scented white flowers in March April.