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i have just purchased magnolia stellarta does it need ericasous compost batfink



Not really - magnolias will grow well in any good, humus rich garden soil, except chalky soil. You can use it if you like, or a mix of it and John Innes No. 2. Or multi purpose and John Innes No. 2.

18 Apr, 2012


I've got a stellata and I use liquid ericaceous feed once a year in the summer. It flowers magnificently, but to be honest, it probably would flower the same without the liquid!! (I bought the feed in the £ shop - guess how much???)

Welcome to GoY by the way

18 Apr, 2012


Mine flowers quite happily without so far having been fed at all. My soil is only very slightly acid. I have seen a large one in a totally neglected front yard that was an absolute picture year after year.

18 Apr, 2012

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