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Big Magnolia Blooms in a Little Magnolia Package

Magnolias are fantastic additions to your garden. When planted in a spot they like, they are very hardy and not fussy at all. The Susan Magnolia (Magnolia x 'Susan') is a sweet little magnolia that will provide years and years of pleasure.

This little gem was developed in the late 50’s at the National Arboretum. She is one of the eight "Little Girl" magnolias introduced at the time. They don’t become large trees, like in the pictures you see of antebellum plantations. Instead they stay as lovely shrubs.

‘Susan’ has sweetly scented flowers that are a soft purple-pink on the bottom and white inside the ‘cup’. The petals are slightly twisted which gives the whole shrub a sense of dynamic movement. In late spring the flowers smother the stems before the leaves emerge. Susan blooms later than other spring flowering shrubs, which helps it avoid frost damage to the flower buds. The flowers make great cuts for bouquets, too.

A slow growing, bushy shrub, it reaches about 8 to 12 feet tall and wide at the most.

Susan isn’t fussy about soil and does fine in semi-shade or full sun. She’ll make a beautiful statement in your foundation or border planting.

* Unique, softly twisting petals
* Bushy shrub
* Drought and heat tolerant

 

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Magnolia Susan Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Magnolia x 'Susan'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 8 -12 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purplish red
Fall Color Yellow