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Magnolia Caerhays Belle (Salmon Pink)

Caerphays Belle is a small to medium-sized tree that produces large salmon-pink cup-shaped flowers to 30cm wide in great profusion in March.

The 12 heavily textured broad tepals are spoon-shaped, the tips of the inner ones are curved upwards, thus highlighting the deeper colour of the outside of the tepal. This cultivator fruits freely, producing decorative pink-coloured seed cones up to 20cm long.

This is a deliberate cross carried out by Charles Michael, the head gardener of Caerhays Castle in Cornwall in 1951. It flowered for the first time in 1965.

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - March Flowering month - March
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune