Magnolia ‘Diva’ (Deep Rose) Magnolia

Magnolia

Description: 'Diva' flowers profusely in March- April from an early age. The fragrant, upright, saucer shaper flowers are rose pink on the outside, and pale pink streaked on the inside. Will eventually reach 15m x 10m.

History: Collected by Ernest Wilson for the Veitch Nursery in 1900. The first plant was grown by JC Williams at Caehrays Castle in Cornwall.

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

Attributes

  • Prune after flowering
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Scented flowers
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: April
  • Needs well-draining site
  • S Size: Small

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