Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ (Pink) Magnolia

Magnolia

M. x soulangeana ‘Lennei’ x M. ‘Mark Jury’

Description: A broad-spreading small tree producing an abundance of large, soft pink, bowl-shaped blooms. These become paler on the inside five years from propagation. The flowers have a heavy texture and face outwards. It is among the most easily recognised magnolias in bud with masses of huge hairy perules pointing outwards at various angles during January and February, bursting into flower during mild periods in mid-March, even on young plants.

History: Magnolia 'Iolanthe' was the first of Jury's hybrids to be released in the early 1970s.

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
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: April
  • Needs well-draining site
  • S Size: Small

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