- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: any moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This great new cultivar produces big, goblet-shaped flowers in spring, but retains a compact, bushy habit, which makes it ideal for creating a big splash in a little space. The flowers have a light fragrance and the creamy-white petals are washed with raspberry-pink on their outer edges, creating a lush two-tone effect, which fades over time. The intensity increases with the age of the plant. A magnificent addition to the shrub border, it will also make a beautiful specimen in the spring garden
- Garden care: Plant in a sheltered spot, away from strong winds. Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in spring. Mulch in spring with manure or leafmould, especially on dry soils.
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The colour is beautiful: white with bright raspberry outsides to the petals. This is a very attractive plant, and as it does not require acid soil, it can be grown anywhere. I have planted it in John Innes no 3 to give it the best start, in a sunny sheltered part of our small garden.
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Q:How long will this magnolia take to flower?Asked on 12/4/2015 by Beginner from Edinburgh
They usually flower while quite young, so you may get a flower next year.Answered on 21/4/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:What is the expected final height and spread of this magnolia ?Asked on 17/11/2014 by Oldagit !! from Southern Hampshire
This magnolia can grow to 2.5m tall x 2m wide eventually given the right conditions. Hope this helps.Answered on 18/11/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
What is the current size/height of this magnolia (not the final size on maturity)?
Thank you.Asked on 22/5/2014 by Tif73
They will all be slightly different, but as a very general guide, I would expect these plants to be around 30 and 50cm.Answered on 29/5/2014 by helen from crocus
Q:Could this magnolia be grown in a pot?Asked on 22/2/2014 by rosie from london
This Magnolia is a smaller, compact bushy form so it should be fine grown in a good sized pot with John Innes no 3 compost, and a layer of gravel or broken terracota pot pieces in the base for drainage.
Plants is pots, - particulalry trees and large shrubs can dry out quickly, so it will need to be watered regularly and fed during the growing season.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 24/2/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:would this be suitable to grow a clematis through for later colourAsked on 24/4/2013 by braynbox from nth yks
The Magnolia is a relatively small plant, so I would first wait until it is fully mature and has enough body to hold the extra weight of a climber. I would then be very selective about which climber you choose. Don't pick any Clematis that grows over 2.5m tall, and ideally it should belong to pruning group 3, so you can cut it back hard each year and remove all the old stems.Answered on 25/4/2013 by Helen from Crocus