Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ (Dark Purple) Magnolia

Magnolia

M. sprengeri 'Diva' x M. 'Vulcan'

Description: A small upright tree becoming more rounded as it matures. Large numbers of vibrant, dark purple-red flowers are produced in spring once established.

History: Raised by Ian Baldick and named after his garden in South Auckland, New Zealand.

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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