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Magnolia soulangiana Susan (Saucer Magnolia)

(Little Girl Series) This slow-growing deciduous shrub features showy, upright, flowers with deep fuchsia outer tepals and blush pink insides, that hold their colour all season and cover the tree profusely. The remaining foliage consists of dark green, oblong and elliptical leaves that keep their shape and colour all season, but do not provide and fall interest. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
8-12 ft tall x 8-12 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

Other plants in the Little Girls Series

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Silvery light green fronds show their best colour in the shade. Too much sunlight will cause the colour to fade. Once the weather cools the foliage turns an attractive burgundy hue. Moderate growth rate

Blooms mid spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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(Royal Hawaiian® Series) Large black heart-shaped, corrugated leaves with deep blue veins on long dark black stalks grow in downward form. Infrequently forms flowers that resemble calla lilies, though it is grown more for foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms – null – grown for foliage
3.5-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to 10°F (-12.2°C)

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are medium green with chartreuse rippled margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate. Sport of ‘Gold Drop‘.

Blooms mid to late summer
0.5-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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This semi-evergreen perennial features flowers donning white standards and falls or burgundy centres and white edging, with yellow beards on slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring-early summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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This slow-growing deciduous shrub features star-shaped blooms with crisp white petals with purple-pink underside and green ovate foliage. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms early to mid-spring
10-20 ft tall x 10-18 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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This slow-growing deciduous shrub features showy flowers of showy white petals that cover the tree profusely. The remaining foliage consists of dark green, oblong and elliptical leaves that turn golden-brown in the fall. Winter interest comes in the form of fuzzy buds that are revealed on the branches once the leaves have fallen. Slow growth rate. 

Blooms early to mid-spring
10-15 ft tall x 10-12 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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