Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ (Light Pink) Magnolia

Magnolia

M. x soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’ x M. x veitchii

Description: Fast growing small to medium sized tree that produces large pink-purple flowers, with white on the inner surface of the tepals.

History: A Gresham hybrid named in 1985 by Ken Durio of Louisiana Nurseries, Opelousas, in honour of Sir Peter Smithers of Vico Morcote in Switzerland.

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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