Magnolia ‘Jane Platt’ (Deep Pink) Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia stellata

Description: A large, deciduous shrub, producing rich, deep pink flowers with up to 30 tepals, before the mid-green leaves appear in spring.

History: Named after Jane Platt of Portland, Oregon who grew it in her garden as Magnolia stellata 'Rosea'. Gossler Farms Nursery of Oregon named it after Jane because of it's distinctiveness. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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): 2.5m x 2.5m

Attributes

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

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