Plant Care Fraser magnolia

Fraser magnolia

Also known as

Fraser magnolia, mountain magnolia, earleaf cucumbertree, mountain-oread and Pyramid magnolia

Taxonomy

Magnolia fraseri
Magnolia
Magnoliaceae
Magnoliales

How to care for Fraser magnolia

Water

How often to water your Fraser magnolia

Water needs for Fraser magnolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Fraser magnolia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Fraser magnolia in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing Fraser magnolia in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Fraser magnolia in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Fraser magnolia in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.1% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 31.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Fraser magnolia in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Fraser magnolia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fraser magnolia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fraser magnolia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Fraser magnolia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fraser magnolia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fraser magnolia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fraser magnolia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Fraser magnolia

Nutrient needs for plant Fraser magnolia in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Fraser magnolia is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Fraser magnolia

Fraser magnolia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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