Magnolia 'Joe MacDaniel' (Rich Pink)
M. x soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’ x M. x veitchii
Description: One of the best and darkest of the ‘Gresham Hybrids’ with a good compact habit. Very profuse in it's flowering with rich purple-red, goblet shaped flowers appearing on very young plants. The outer broad rounded tepals splay open revealing a white inside which contrasts dramatically with the outer colour.
History: A Todd Gresham hybrid named by Ken Durio of Louisiana Nurseries, Opelousas, in honour of Professor Joe McDaniel, former president of the Magnolia Society and among its most influential figures.
Magnolia Growing Tips: Full sun to part shade lover, best grown in consistently moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Provide sheltered site as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds, and late frosts. Shape and size can be controlled by pruning which should be done either immediately after flowering or during late summer.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m