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May 22, 2018 1:22 PM CST
Grapeland, Texas (East Texas)
We just bought a home that has a bush in front yard that is not doing well, but has just produced one very pretty puple flower, and we would like to help with the health of the shrub but need to ID it first to see if it needs more sun, better soil, etc. Here are a couple of pictures, and it is about 3 foot tall. Thanks...
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May 22, 2018 1:38 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
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It looks like a type of Magnolia to me.
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May 22, 2018 1:41 PM CST
Grapeland, Texas (East Texas)
porkpal said:It looks like a type of Magnolia to me.

Do some Magnolias have purple flowers?
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May 22, 2018 1:52 PM CST
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Some have very dark flowers..eg Magnolia Black Tulip..

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eg Magnolia Black Beauty.

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May 22, 2018 2:05 PM CST
Grapeland, Texas (East Texas)
Silversurfer said:Some have very dark flowers..eg Magnolia Black Tulip..

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eg Magnolia Black Beauty.

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OK, just looked it up, thanks. Now I wondering if I need to move it, where its at now, it gets about 4 hours sun a day, and from what I see it needs full sun. Plus where it is now the soil is a little slow draining when it rains. Or maybe should leave it where it is, and maybe prune it a little.
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May 22, 2018 10:23 PM CST
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It looks fine to me. What makes you think it's not doing well? Just because a plant 'requires full sun' doesn't mean it won't do well with some shade. And it doesn't look like it needs pruning unless you just don't like the way it looks.
It also doesn't look like it's suffering from poor drainage.
I would be glad to have it my garden just the way it is. Sticking tongue out
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