Mercury Magnolia

Magnolia 'NCMX1'

A beautiful street or yard tree with a strong central leader and upright form that works well under power lines. The deep pink flower buds open to large fragrant light pink flowers a month later than other saucer magnolias. 

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 25 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Upright pyramidal

Where to Plant:
Perfect for smaller planting strips under power lines or in small yard spaces. Not appropriate for larger yard spaces or planting strips without overhead power lines.

Dark green leaves of typical saucer magnolia shape and size.

Deep pink buds open to large fragrant light pink flowers.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Prefers well-drained soil in full sun.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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