Magnolia 'Blushing Belle' (Light Pink)
M. ‘Yellow Bird’ x M. ‘Caerhays Belle’
Description: This hardy Magnolia makes a superb focal point, forming an upright tree or large shrub with time. Large, fragrant, soft blush-pink flowers open to reveal centres of pink stamens surrounding green stigmas. The blooms are followed by a covering of bright green, deciduous foliage.
History: Bred by Dennis Ledvina in 2001.
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 2m