Magnolia veitchii ‘Columbus’ (White) Magnolia

Magnolia

M. denudate x M. x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’

Description: A vigorous deciduous tree reaching 10m tall with an upright habit. Large, thick petaled, cup-shaped, creamy-white flowers with purple markings at the base of each petal are produced on bare branches in April.

History: Sent by the U.S National Arboretum to the Crown Estate Commissioners at Windsor in 1975. Named by John Bond in 1992 to commemorate its Atlantic crossing and to mark the 500th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage.

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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