Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ (Deep Pink) Magnolia

Magnolia

M. campbellii var. alba x M. sargentiana var. robusta

Description: Quickly grows into a small to medium sized tree that produces cup-and-saucer shaped deep pink flowers fading to cream on the inside of the tepals.

History: Arose as a seedling of M. campbellii var. alba sent to the Crown Estate Commissioners at Windsor in the late 1950’s. Named after Princess Margaret by Sir Eric Savill.

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

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

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