Magnolia ‘Amoena’ Magnolia

Description: Magnolia 'Amoena' is a classic deciduous tree, with abundant tulip shaped flowers, white with a soft pink stripes on the petal reverses appearing in early spring. If they avoid frost these go on to produce long red sausage-shaped fruits.

History: Native to the Tienmu Mountains, Eastern China. Introduced into cultivation by the Arnold Arboretum in 1986 from a small seed batch sent by the Shanghai Botanic Garden.

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 (after 10 years): 6m 

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Scented flowers
  • Prefers acid soil

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