- Position: Full sun, Partial shade, North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing, Sheltered
- Soil: Moist but well-drained, Clay, Loam, Sand, Acid, Neutral
- Flowers: Spring
- Flower Colour: Pink, Purple
- Hardiness: H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe
- Habit: Deciduous, Bushy
- Height & Spread: 400cm × 400cm
This particular Magnolia is planted for its sheer profuse display of lightly scented purple-pink flowers with splashes of white on the inside. A fairly short cultivar it is well-suited to smaller gardens.
Magnolias are one of the best and most spectacular of flowering shrubs, a real harbinger of spring. We have all seen wonderful specimens on our travels. Sadly, they can be very misunderstood plants with many people frightened off by their ultimate sheer size and the fear that the flower buds may be damaged by late frosts resulting in the loss of the flowers. Most Magnolias will actually adapt to their climatic surroundings pretty well and whilst there always remains a slight risk of frost damage to the buds, this isn't likely to happen all the time, and once established, a plant may well flower slightly later than usual. With such a magnificent display to look forward to, don't let yourself be put off by the common myths around growing these intrinsically beautiful plants.